I have been involved in different academic, professional and editorial tasks. Being within the Editorial Boards of the main radiological journals (Associate Editor of European Radiology [Magnetic Resonance], Radiology [Computer Applications], Insights into Imaging, Cancer Imaging, Abdominal Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Europe) gave me the understanding of the editorial process.
I have also been involved in the Executive Committee and Scientific Programme planning Committees of different radiological societies (European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Spanish Society of Radiology, European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology, International Cancer Imaging Society), and in the European School of Radiology activities since 1997.
Being a member of the Spanish Royal National Academy of Medicine representing Radiology (2015) favors my understanding of new hallmarks in medicine. This knowledge is extremely important for an Editor-in-Chief in order to keep in contact with all the new advances in all the different fields of Medicine.
Being Director of the Research Group on Biomedical Imaging (GIBI230) within La Fe Health Research Center, an institution belonging to the Spanish Research Network at the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, and through my participation at the European Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (EIBALL) and at the Scientific Council of the European Institute of Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR), improves my understanding on radiological research.
The journal’s importance to radiology
The journal Insights into Imaging is internationally recognized as a high-quality educational source in the field of radiology. The journal focuses on publishing in-depth educational pictorial articles and critical state-of-the-art reviews on any item related to medical imaging, from disease appearance to technological innovations and professional improvements.
Open-access journals help any reader, anywhere, to find the information that is helpful to daily practice, not just radiologists, but also physicians and researchers. The review, guidelines, position and management papers contain updated clinical and methodological information on how to improve healthcare by improving the way medical imaging is performed. Our journal presents a great opportunity for authors’ visibility and recognition.
The journal serves the readers community by focusing on reviews and state-of-the-art papers on education, emerging techniques, up-dated innovative approaches and quality improvements in the way radiology is performed. Readers and authors are advised to develop critical thinking skills helping to understand the meaningful of published papers in order to proper translate information into practice.
The journal’s challenges
The greatest challenges relate to strengthening the connection with the readers, authors and reviewers, keeping the covered topics exciting and relevant. All of them spend much time and effort trying to improve the quality and relevance of our profession in the healthcare system.
We all together can enhance the journal relevance, quality and impact consideration within the world wide radiological and medical imaging community.