June 2017

Vienna, June 26, 2017 (ESR) – The European Society of Radiology (ESR) announces Prof. Yves Menu of Hôpital Saint Antoine, Paris, as the new Editor-in-Chief of its scientific journal European Radiology. Menu will take over from Prof. Maximilian F. Reiser, from Munich, who steps down from the position in late 2017.

The ESR is “very happy and pleased to appoint such an outstanding and well-respected leader and friend of the ESR to this prestigious position,” said Prof. Paul M. Parizel, Chair of the ESR Board of Directors. Following an application procedure and a thorough review process, Prof. Yves Menu was unanimously appointed by the ESR Executive Council last week and he will assume his position as Editor-in-Chief officially as of 2018. The January issue of European Radiology will contain Menu’s selection of manuscripts. A gradual handover of duties between the current and future Editor-in-Chief will start in autumn 2017.

Prof. Yves Menu is an outgoing Professor of Radiology at the Saint Antoine Hospital and University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris. He will step down from his chairmanship shortly.

“It is an honour to follow in the footsteps of such prominent editors. I have had the pleasure of working with Prof. Reiser before, and I am looking forward to taking over from him and to this new and exciting endeavour,” stated Menu.

Menu is a long-time member of the ESR and is well known within the radiological community in Europe and beyond. He has served the society in many leading positions, including as Chairman of the ESR Professional Organisation Committee (POC) from 2011 to 2013, and after many years of involvement with the programme team of the ESR’s annual meeting, the European Congress of Radiology, he oversaw ECR 2011 as Congress President. Furthermore, he served as Scientific Director of the European Board of Radiology (EBR) from 2013 to 2015, President of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) from 2009 to 2011, and ESGAR Congress President in 2015.

After the official handover, the January issue of 2018 will contain Menu’s first selection of articles. During his initial term of three years, he will focus on further establishing the journal as Europe’s number one general journal for clinical radiology. His editorship will focus on optimising workflows and editorial procedures, as well as strengthening the Impact Factor, which is currently 3.967 for the year 2016, and enhancing compliance with international publishing and research standards. “Competition in scientific publishing is high, and there are a lot of new publications on the market; we must make sure that we maintain our ESR brand and stay on the forefront of quality and science in order to serve our community,” said Menu.

European Radiology was founded in 1991 and is owned by the European Society of Radiology (ESR). With the support of nearly 70,000 ESR members worldwide, and of Springer Nature, one of the biggest publishing houses in science, the journal is one of the most read publications in its field, with over 620,000 article downloads in 2016 from an international audience.

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