Interview with Francesco Sardanelli, Editor-in-Chief of our new journal

European Radiology Experimental is the latest publication to join the European Society of Radiology (ESR) journal family. In a previous interview with ESR, Prof. Sardanelli shares his hopes for the journal across the scientific community.


You were appointed first Editor-in-Chief of the ESR’s newest journal, European Radiology Experimentalwhat are your hopes and plans for the journal?

Prof. Francesco Sardanelli, Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Francesco Sardanelli, Editor-in-Chief

It is my hope that the new journal will play a pivotal role in promoting innovation, a multifactorial process, and introducing new imaging modalities and techniques for individual risk stratification, diagnosis, prognosis and image-guided therapy (interventional).

How did you decide on your editorial board?

Our goal is to also include non-radiologists in our journal editorial board: physicists, bioengineers, biologists, chemists, information technology experts, as well as pathologists and colleagues from other medical specialties, or any other professionals with an interest in innovation in radiology.

It is my great pleasure to invite you to submit your manuscripts to the youngest member of the ESR journal family: European Radiology Experimental. The goal of the journal is to provide an interdisciplinary forum open to radiologists, and all colleagues working in medical imaging.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors who would like to submit to European Radiology Experimental?

First, authors should verify that their manuscript corresponds with the Aims and Scope of the journal. Second, the instructions for authors should be read carefully and all requirements should be fulfilled. Third, authors should make sure that their manuscript has an intrinsic value.

The Impact Factor is still considered an important measure for a journal’s success; do you think the initial lack thereof can be compensated by other things for authors wanting to submit to European Radiology Experimental?

The Impact Factor is an important measure for a journal’s success, but it is no longer considered the only measure for an author’s or article’s success. Other metrics such as the number of quotations and the h-index are increasingly considered. This means that the accessibility of a paper through open access is very important for authors.

More about the Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Francesco Sardanelli is professor of radiology and director of the Postgraduation Course in Radiodiagnostics at Milan University, and director of the department of radiology at the Research Hospital (IRCCS) Policlinico San Donato in Milan. He is a long-time and active member of the European Society of Radiology and served as president of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) from 2012 to 2015. Additionally, he is director of the European Network for the Assessment of Imaging in Medicine (EuroAIM) of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Research (EIBIR). He has co-authored more than 300 full articles, six books and 46 book chapters on a large spectrum of topics including breast, cardiovascular, neuro, body, musculoskeletal radiology as well as methodological issues.

He was appointed in summer 2016 by the ESR Executive Council to be the first Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology Experimental.


European Radiology Experimental is affiliated with the European Society of Radiology. Access the journal’s homepage, where you can find out more about the journal’s aims & scopes and submission guidelines.

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