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About Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology
This page includes information about the aims and scope of Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology, editorial policies, open access and article-processing charges, the peer review process and other information. For details of how to prepare and submit a manuscript through the online submission system, please see the instructions for authors.
Aims & scope
Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles in the field of minimally invasive technologies and procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases. The content of the journal is directed towards both basic scientists and clinicians in this field.
The scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to:
- Therapeutic interventional neuroradiology
- Diagnostic interventional neuroradiology
- Neurovascular intervention
- Neuroimaging guided interventional procedures
- In vitro R&D
- In vivo R&D using animal models
The journal is dedicated to providing a forum for the rapid publication and broad dissemination of cutting-edge developments and pioneering research in the field of interventional neuroradiology. Technical notes relating to new equipment and techniques are also encouraged.
All articles published by Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
Authors of articles published in Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement.
Open access publishing is not without costs. Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1115/$1715/€1310 for each article accepted for publication. We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. Generally, if the submitting author's institution is a Member the cost of the article-processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable. In the case of authors whose institutions are Supporter Members, however, a discounted article-processing charge is payable by the author. For further details, see our article-processing charge page. A limited number of waivers for article-processing charges are also available at the editors' discretion, and authors wishing to apply for these waivers should contact the editors.
All articles published in Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology are included in:
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Publication and peer review process
Criteria for publication
Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology considers the following types of articles:
- Case reports: reports of clinical cases that can be educational, describe a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma, suggest an association, or present an important adverse reaction. All case report articles should be accompanied by written and signed consent to publish the information from the patients or their guardians.
- Commentaries: short, focused and opinionated articles on any subject within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually related to a contemporary issue of a recent research finding.
- Debate articles: present an argument that is not essentially based on practical research. Debate articles can report on all aspects of the subject including sociological and ethical aspects.
- Hypotheses: short articles presenting an untested original hypothesis backed solely by previously published results rather than any new evidence. They should outline significant progress in thinking that would also be testable.
- Methodology articles: present a new experimental method, test or procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a better version of an existing method. The article must describe a demonstrable advance on what is currently available. The method needs to have been well tested and ideally, but not necessarily, used in a way that proves its value.
- Research: reports of data from original research.
- Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any subject within the scope of the journal.
Manuscripts that are deemed suitable for peer review will be assigned to two expert reviewers. Reviewers may either be Editorial Board members or external experts selected by the Editors. The final decision to accept or reject a manuscript will be made by one of the Editors-in-Chief.
Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into My Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology, a personalized section of the site.
High-quality, bound reprints can be purchased for all articles published. Please see our reprints website for further information about ordering reprints.
Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology will consider supplements based on proceedings (full articles or meeting abstracts), reviews or research. All articles submitted for publication in supplements are subject to peer review. Published supplements are fully searchable and freely accessible online and can also be produced in print. For further information, please contact us.
All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.
Citing articles in Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology
Articles in Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. J Interv Neuroradiol [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. J Interv Neuroradiol 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
Why publish your article in Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology?
Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. Articles that have been especially highly accessed are highlighted with a 'Highly accessed' graphic, which appears on the journal's contents pages and search results.
Speed of publication
Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles are published with their final citation immediately upon acceptance in a provisional PDF form. The article will subsequently be published in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology and BioMed Central.
Online publication in Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology gives authors the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other papers).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be included in abstract books mailed to academics and are highlighted on Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology's pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.
In addition, articles published in Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.
Authors of articles published in Journal of Interventional Neuroradiology retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement).
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