June 2018


The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is delighted to announce that its flagship journal European Radiology received an Impact Factor (IF) for 2017 of 4.027. In addition to the rise in downloads with a total of 745,976 in the last year, these upsurges highlight the rising influence that the journal is having within the radiological community.

The current Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Yves Menu (Paris/FR), is thrilled with the news: “I am happy to see European Radiology’s newly released impact factor increasing again for 2017 to 4.027 from 3.967 in 2016. I would like to thank all authors and reviewers, and of course my predecessor Max Reiser, for their participation and instrumental input in raising the quality and attractiveness of our journal”.

Prof. Regina Beets-Tan, Chair of the ESR Publications Committee, and the ESR Office join Prof. Menu in congratulating European Radiology on the increase in its IF: “It is a pleasure and real satisfaction to see the continuous development of European Radiology. It is a success we owe to a team effort of everyone who dedicate their time and expertise to the growth of the journal. The ESR is very proud to have such a strong journal in its family and on the heart of our international community”.

Menu, who took charge of the journal in January 2018 from Prof. Maximilian Reiser (Munich/DE), has put a focus on optimising workflows and editorial procedures, as well as strengthening the IF, during his first three-year term. For him, the increased IF is an encouragement to further improve the turnaround times and to strengthen the support to authors for enhanced manuscripts.

European Radiology was founded in 1991 by Prof. Josef Lissner and has grown rapidly over its 27-year history. It is the official organ of numerous European subspecialty societies in radiology, as well as the heart of the European Society of Radiology’s journal family. The ESR is the biggest radiological society in the world with over 75,000 members from 157 countries.

2018 has seen a redesign of the face of the journal. This year’s monthly themes are designed in the style of antique German calendar vignettes, taking us back to pastoral times, when each month had its own special significance for agricultural cycles and seasonal festivals.

Members of the European Society of Radiology can access the journal free at any time. To read the latest research in radiology right now click here.


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