Call for Editor-in-chief

Insights into Imaging is a fully open-access journal owned by the European Society of Radiology. Its mission is to enhance critical thinking, provide insight into how radiology is currently practiced, and analyse whether it needs to be re-shaped.
The journal publishes original articles, educational and critical review articles, and position and recommendation papers from leading societies and institutions. Articles published in the journal are downloaded more than 3.6 million times per year, and Insights into Imaging has an Impact Factor 2022 of 4.7.

The current Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Luis Marti-Bonmati, will conclude his term of office in December 2024. Therefore, the ESR Board of Directors wishes to recruit a successor who would start working in mid-2024 with a gradual handover of duties from the current editor and become fully installed as of January 2025.

The position (three years in the first term with possible extension upon mutual agreement) is open to highly regarded experts in radiology with international recognition and proven scientific leadership in a renowned academic or research institution.

Responsibilities

The Editor-in-Chief of Insights into Imaging oversees all editorial processes and is responsible for the editorial integrity of the journal. Further, they will work together strategically and practically with the ESR Journal Family group of editors. The incoming Editor-in-Chief of Insights into Imaging will liaise with the Chief Editor of the ESR Journal Family, currently Prof. Bernd Hamm, regarding significant changes in the editorial strategy and/or policy of the journal.

Applicants should have a strong record in scientific publishing and experience in editorial work on, at least, Editorial Board level in an internationally respected radiological journal. Furthermore, they should be recognized for their diplomacy and ability to network. This leads to the following responsibilities:

  • Overseeing all aspects of the journal’s peer-review process to ensure a fast, efficient, and transparent process through implementing measures needed to ensure fast turnaround times
  • Adhering to good publishing practice, especially the standards of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • Pro-active cooperation with the other ESR Journal Family journals (currently European Radiology and European Radiology Experimental)
  • Creating and implementing an active commissioning strategy for articles
  • Providing leadership and editorial guidance for the team of editors of Insights into Imaging
  • Maintaining and regularly liaising with a high-profile Editorial Board
  • Reporting on the performance of Insights into Imaging to the Chief Editor of the ESR Journal Family and chair of the ESR Publication Committee on a regular basis, and to the ESR Board of Directors upon request
  • Connect within the scientific community, network for, and represent the journal by e.g., attending scientific meetings to stimulate submission of high-quality scientific work, among others

Profile

The successful candidate must have

  • An international track record in scientific leadership
  • Affiliation or recent affiliation as a research leader in a renowned research or academic institution
  • Diplomatic skills to network effectively internationally, not only within the radiological fields of impact but also within fields outside of radiology
  • A dynamic, and well-organised personality with the ability to multitask, prioritise, and meet deadlines in order to lead a diverse and effective Editorial Board
  • A wide knowledge of most branches of radiology, and an understanding of how radiological practice varies from country to country
  • ESR full membership in good standing

The new Editor-in-Chief will invest a substantial part of their professional week in the journal and will be supported remotely by the Editorial Office team based in the ESR headquarters in Vienna. The Editor-in-Chief will receive remuneration for this position, which is subject to negotiation.

The Editor-in-Chief takes no responsibility for business decisions, which remain solely with the ESR. Any change in editorial policies that may have financial implications must be discussed with the Chief Editor of the ESR Journal Family and the ESR Board of Directors prior to implementation.

Eligibility & Application

Candidates still in training or under the age of 33 are preferred.

Candidates must:

  • Be a certified radiologist or senior resident
  • Be an active member of the European Society of Radiology
  • Provide evidence of research and clinical activity in the field of Radiology by listing first author publications (min. 5 PubMed-indexed articles)

Applications must include the following documents as PDF files:

  • Completed questionnaire (download file)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Reference letter from a referee who is an active ESR member

Applicants must send all their documents together via email to [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 01.12.2023.

Please contact [email protected] for any questions.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted/eligible.

Application 
process

All applications should be sent via e-mail to Mrs. Stefanie Bolldorf, ESR Office, Scientific Publications Department at [email protected].

Candidates should include the following documents within their formal application:

  1. Cover letter, summarising their vision and perspectives and motivation including explanation why they consider themselves suitable for the task
  2. Curriculum vitae (including relevant publications and achievements, standard bibliometric indices)
  3. Vision statement (max. 3 pages), including the following points:
    • Analysis of the current situation of Insights into Imaging [max. 1 page]
    • Vision and strategy for further enhancing Insights into Imaging through editorial aspects, outreach activities, and open science [max. 1 page]
    • Strategy on building a supportive and inclusive culture based on the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the editorial board and the editors’ team [max. 1 page]

Become A Member Today!

You will have access to a wide range of benefits that can help you advance your career and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of radiology. These benefits include access to educational resources, networking opportunities with other professionals in the field, opportunities to participate in research projects and clinical trials, and access to the latest technologies and techniques. 

Check out our different membership options.

If you don’t find a fitting membership send us an email here.

Membership

for radiologists, radiology residents, professionals of allied sciences (including radiographers/radiological technologists, nuclear medicine physicians, medical physicists, and data scientists) & professionals of allied sciences in training residing within the boundaries of Europe

  • Reduced registration fees for ECR 1
  • Reduced fees for the European School of Radiology (ESOR) 2
  • Option to participate in the European Diploma. 3
  • Free electronic access to the journal European Radiology 
  • Content e-mails for all ESR journals4
  • Updates on offers & events through our newsletters
  • Exclusive access to the ESR feed in Juisci

€ 11 /year

Yes! That is less than €1 per month.

Free membership

for radiologists, radiology residents or professionals of allied sciences engaged in practice, teaching or research residing outside Europe as well as individual qualified professionals with an interest in radiology and medical imaging who do not fulfil individual or all requirements for any other ESR membership category & former full members who have retired from all clinical practice
  • Reduced registration fees for ECR 1
  • Option to participate in the European Diploma. 3
  • Free electronic access to the journal European Radiology
  • Content e-mails for all ESR journals 4
  • Updates on offers & events through our newsletters
  • Exclusive access to the ESR feed in Juisci

€ 0

The best things in life are free.

ESR Friends

For students, company representatives or hospital managers etc.

  • Content e-mails for all 3 ESR journals 4
  • Updates on offers & events through our newsletters

€ 0

Friendship doesn’t cost a thing.

The membership type best fitting for you will be selected automatically during the application process.

Footnotes:

01

Reduced registration fees for ECR 2025:
Provided that ESR 2024 membership is activated and approved by August 31, 2024.

02
Not all activities included
03
Examination based on the ESR European Training Curriculum (radiologists or radiology residents).
04
European Radiology, Insights into Imaging, European Radiology Experimental.