Expanding influence: Journal of clinical imaging science in the competitive world of radiology
How to cite this article: Dogra V. Expanding influence: Journal of clinical imaging science in the competitive world of radiology. J Clin Imaging Sci 2023;13:21.
The Journal of Clinical Imaging Science (JCIS) has been advancing clinical imaging research and disseminating cutting-edge knowledge to the medical imaging community. As we celebrate our successes and strive for greater heights, we must thank the contributors, editorial board, reviewers, and section editors who have played a pivotal role in JCIS’s growth and impact. In this editorial, we recognize and celebrate their invaluable contributions.
ACHIEVING A SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE
We are delighted to share exciting news: Despite our obstacles, JCIS has made significant strides in enhancing its reputation and visibility within the scientific community. In 2022, we proudly secured our first impact factor of 0.9. This achievement is a testament to the hard work and quality research published in our journal. Looking ahead, we anticipate the assignment of an impact factor every year, further highlighting the excellence of our publications.
PILLARS OF KNOWLEDGE
Valuing Our Contributors: JCIS owes its success to the researchers, scientists, and medical professionals who have chosen to publish their valuable work and insights with the JCIS. Our contributors have consistently delivered high-quality research papers, case studies, and reviews, expanding our understanding of clinical imaging science. We extend our sincerest gratitude for their dedication and collaboration.
Expanding Authorship and Reach: While we celebrate our achievements, we acknowledge the need to diversify our authorship and expand our reach beyond the United States. We encourage our esteemed board members from Europe and Africa to lend their expertise and help to promote JCIS within their regions. By fostering a global network of researchers, we can enrich the scientific discourse in clinical imaging science.
Exceptional Standards: A Testament to Rigor: With a rejection rate of approximately 61%, JCIS upholds high standards in manuscript selection. Despite this rigorous process, we publish around 85 manuscripts annually, showcasing exceptional research that finds a home in our journal. It is worth celebrating that the total downloads of manuscripts for 2022 reached an impressive count of 1,505,108, highlighting the impact and reach of our published research. I am very proud to share the top 20 Journals that have cited us recently.
Editorial Board: Shaping the Vision: The dedicated members of our editorial board have played an instrumental role in shaping the vision and direction of JCIS. Their expertise, knowledge, and experience maintain the journal’s high scientific rigor and quality standards. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to each board member for their unwavering support.
Reviewers: Upholding Excellence: Our reviewers serve as the gatekeepers of excellence for JCIS. They evaluate and enhance the manuscripts; we receive through their expertise and critical insights. Their detailed assessments and constructive feedback contribute to the refinement and elevation of published work. We extend our sincere thanks to all reviewers for their valuable contributions.
Section Editors: Fostering Thematic Excellence: JCIS takes pride in its diverse thematic sections, encompassing the multidimensional facets of clinical imaging science. Our section editors, leaders in their respective fields curate and maintain the thematic integrity of each section. Their expertise and guidance ensure that JCIS covers a broad spectrum of topics, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing. We express our most profound appreciation to the section editors for their dedication to excellence.
Publishers: Technical Support and Assistance: We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Scientific Scholar, our esteemed publishers. We want to acknowledge Pritesh Sheth, the company’s CEO, for providing excellent technical support and assistance. Their dedicated production team has been available 24/7, assisting authors with queries and ensuring a smooth publication process. Their commitment to JCIS and unwavering support has been invaluable, and we are truly grateful for their partnership.
As the JCIS continues to grow and impact the clinical imaging field, we recognize the collective efforts of our contributors, editorial board, reviewers, and section editors. Their commitment, expertise, and unwavering support have maintained our high standards and contributed to our success. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has played a role in advancing the frontiers of clinical imaging science. Through their collective contributions, JCIS thrives as a valuable platform for disseminating knowledge and innovation in the field.
With best wishes.
Vikram Dogra, MD, FACR, FAIUM, FSAR, FSRU, FESUR and FRSM
Editor in Chief
Journal of Clinical Imaging Science