RSNA Press Release

RSNA Seeks New Editor for Radiology

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Released: February 09, 2021

OAK BROOK, Ill. (February 9, 2021) — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is accepting applications for the position of Radiology editor, which has been held by David Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D., since 2018. Dr. Bluemke will step down as editor at the end of 2022.

Launched by RSNA in 1923, Radiology is the specialty's leading journal, featuring the most current, clinically relevant and highest quality research in the field of radiology. Every month Radiology features more than 240 pages of peer-reviewed, timely clinical research, both online and in print. The publication also includes authoritative reviews, editorials, commentaries and experimental studies. The journal's impact factor has increased consistently to its current all-time high of 7.93.

In addition to enhancing the Radiology's online and social media presence, Dr. Bluemke has introduced several new article features and types. Targeted editorials were introduced in 2018 to better explain complex research. Visual abstracts quickly convey the key findings of each article, and Images in Radiology features state-of-the-art images that convey the excitement and discovery in medical imaging. He also revamped the podcast format to offer listeners brief and to-the-point reviews and summaries of key research articles in each issue.

"The RSNA Board of Directors appreciates the outstanding contributions David Bluemke has made as editor of Radiology," said RSNA President Mary C. Mahoney, M.D. "As we begin the search for his successor, RSNA hopes to build on his legacy and maintain the highest standards of excellence in research and communication for our flagship journal."

The Radiology editor is responsible for encouraging submissions of scientific manuscripts to the journal, for setting high standards for scientific integrity, for developing guidelines and mechanisms for peer review of submitted manuscripts, for release of accepted manuscripts on a timely basis for copyediting, for final review and release of edited manuscripts on a timely basis for publication, for formulating and interpreting editorial philosophy and policies, and for cooperating with the RSNA Board of Directors and Executive Director in the production of a self-supporting, highest quality publication with a strong impact factor. The full job description can be found at https://pubs.rsna.org/page/radiology/editor.

A search committee chaired by Jeffrey S. Klein, M.D., RSNA Board Liaison for Publications and Communications, will assist the Board of Directors in finding a new editor. Plans call for the new Radiology editor to be selected in December 2021, become the editor-designate July 1, 2022, and become the editor in January 2023.

Interested physicians are invited to email their curricula vitae, cover letters and vision statements to Dr. Klein at editorsearch@rsna.org.

RSNA would like the search to be as broad and inclusive as possible. All expressions of interest are encouraged. The deadline for receipt of submissions is May 14, 2021.

RSNA is an association of radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Illinois. (RSNA.org)