- Thomas Beyer, Medical University of Vienna
"EJNMMI Physics will complement the areas of research and application covered by the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, providing a platform for people engaged in applied physics and associated matters to the benefit of nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine has been a multi-disciplinary effort from the very beginning and has become an activist in multi-modality imaging, so it is only logical that this journal and its board of editors should mirror this approach.
EJNMMI Physics has been launched by Springer as a companion journal to the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, not as a competitor. It offers additional space to authors engaged in physics matters and welcomes a variety of contributions such as original research articles, opinion papers, reviews, case reports, teaching files, etc. I look forward to establishing this platform together with you and I feel strongly that both the Open Access policy and the affiliation with the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging will help broaden the recognition of physics as an integral part of nuclear medicine."
SpringerOpen is Springer’s new suite of open access journals which will cover all disciplines. SpringerOpen journals are fully and immediately open access and will publish articles under the Creative Commons Attribution license. This makes it easy for authors to fully comply with open access mandates and retain copyright. SpringerOpen journals combine open access and our expertise in delivering high-quality and rapid publications, from online submission systems and in-depth peer review to an efficient, author-friendly production process.
Aims & scope
EJNMMI Physics is an international platform for scientists, users and adopters of nuclear medicine with a particular interest in physics matters. As a companion journal to the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, this journal has a multi-disciplinary approach and welcomes original materials and studies with a focus on applied physics and mathematics as well as imaging systems engineering and prototyping in nuclear medicine. This includes physics-driven approaches or algorithms supported by physics that foster early clinical adoption of nuclear medicine imaging and therapy.
EJNMMI Physics publishes original research articles, reviews, case reports, commentaries, and short communications, as well as the following unique article types, which include specific submission criteria:
Artefact reports: To report on any type of artefacts and bias of images acquired with nuclear medicine or hybrid imaging systems. Reports should contain a clear description of the artefact/distortion/bias, an in-depth explanation of the origin of these distortions/artefacts and a summary of retrospective/prospective measures to avoid or resolve these type of artefacts. Any comment on subsequent adherence to imaging standards and standardised protocols is welcome.
Teaching files: This category is reserved for manuscripts that aim at educating the readership on an important or common application of physics in nuclear medicine imaging and therapy. To introduce, explain, detail and summarise an observation, process, workflow related to physics of nuclear medicine or hybrid imaging. The same trail of educational thoughts may be applicable to methodologies and applications of physics in nuclear medicine, e.g. image-guided dosimetry.
Young Investigators: This category is reserved for young scientists in the course of their MSc or PhD studies who wish to present part of their undergraduate and graduate research in a scientific framework. Manuscripts should follow the structure of an original research submission, however, the content may be comprised of several sub-projects. Typically, young investigator reports entail a scientifically sound summary report of a short-term project or a PhD thesis.
Volume 1 Suppl 1 (29 July 2014)
Kos Island, Greece. 19-21 May 2014