BIR launches new open access journal

6 February 2018

The British Institute of Radiology launches new open access journal

The British Institute of Radiology (BIR), the multidisciplinary membership society and publisher, is delighted to announce the launch of a new international, fully open access, online journal to be published alongside their growing collection of titles. BJR|Open will join BJR and BJR|case reports, publishing papers across the whole of the radiological sciences, including radiology, radiation oncology, radiobiology, medical physics, nuclear medicine and all allied areas. 

Professor Katja Pinker, Professor of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA and Professor Habib Zaidi, Chief Physicist at Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland are BJR|Open’s founding Editors-in-Chief.

The journal will be overseen by an expert international Editorial Board and will benefit from the same rigorous, double blind peer review undertaken by all BIR journals. With the added benefit of being fully open access, all articles will be free to read for all and receive high visibility.

BJR|Open will open for submissions later in 2018. 

Professor Zaidi described the journal as, “a fantastic home for high quality research, offering authors the opportunity to disseminate their work widely amongst the radiology community.”

Professor Pinker added, “I am delighted to be involved in the development of this new journal. I think it is a really exciting time for the field of radiology, with new methods and technologies emerging, and we aim to reflect this and publish high quality research from across our multidisciplinary community. ”

Sophia Anderton, Head of Publishing at the BIR said, “More and more authors are required to or are choosing to publish their work via open access. The launch ofBJR|Opencreates a home at the BIR for authors who want to publish in a wholly open access journal. We are very excited about the launch of this journal and expanding our offerings for the radiology community”.

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