June 2016


Thursday, June 16, 2016 (ESR, Vienna) – The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has expanded its journal family: the new journal European Radiology Experimental will provide a forum for basic scientific discoveries, novel approaches and techniques in experimental settings, as an addition to the clinically relevant research published in European Radiology. It will be an online only and fully (gold) open access journal. The scope of the journal will also include new research fields such as radiomics and radiogenomics, and new techniques.

Prof. Francesco Sardanelli from Milan, Italy, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology Experimental, effective immediately.

Sardanelli is a long-time and active member of the European Society of Radiology and served as president of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) from 2012 to 2015. He is currently EUSOBI’s delegate to the ESR Research Committee. Sardanelli is professor of radiology and director of the Postgraduation Course in Radiodiagnostics at Milan University, and director of the department of radiology at the Research Hospital (IRCCS) Policlinico San Donato in Milan. Additionally, he is director of the European Network for the Assessment of Imaging in Medicine (EuroAIM) of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Research (EIBIR). He has co-authored more than 300 full articles, six books and 46 book chapters on a large spectrum of topics including breast, cardiovascular, neuro, body, musculoskeletal radiology as well as methodological issues.

“The decision to initiate this new journal comes at a time when two major needs for radiology are emerging all over the world: first, to have a specific journal fostering the connection between radiology (imaging, in a broader view) and the experimental setting; second, to answer the increasing demand for open access publishing of radiological research. European Radiology Experimental will be open to innovation in radiology including technical issues and new methodological approaches to clinical study design. Abraham Lincoln said ‘The best way to predict your future is to create it.’ Of course, journals alone cannot do this, but the ESR is already driving relevant processes, working for the next generation of radiologists. In this context, European Radiology Experimental can be a pivotal force and I am happy to contribute to this effort,” Sardanelli said in a first statement.

Submission to European Radiology Experimental will open in autumn 2016 and the first publications are expected for ECR 2017.


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