August Cover Art

MR-based conductivity imaging using multiple receiver coils, by Joonsung Lee, Jaewook Shin and Dong-Hyun Kim.

August Editor’s Picks 

Diffusion anisotropy in fresh and fixed prostate tissue ex vivo, by Roger M. Bourne, Andre Bongers, Aritrick Chatterjee, Paul Sved and Geoffrey Watson. Link to audioslides. 

A fully flow-compensated multiecho susceptibility-weighted imaging sequence: The effects of acceleration and background field on flow compensation, by Dongmei Wu, Saifeng Liu, Sagar Buch, Yongquan Ye, Yongming Dai and E. Mark Haacke. Audioslides coming soon!

New! Virtual Issue on Diffusion MRI

Virtual Issues of Magn Reson Med are retrospectively assembled Tables of Contents with links to previously published Magn Reson Med articles. Our latest Virtual Issue on the topic of Diffusion: From Microstructure to Clinical Application. It is available at:

This Virtual Issue coincides with the ISMRM Workshop on “Breaking the Barriers of Diffusion MRI ” to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 11–16 September 2016.

This Virtual issue was assembled by Workshop Organizers Mara Cercignani PhD, Brighton & Sussex Medical School Brighton, UK, Maxime Descoteaux PhD, Sherbrooke University Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, Tim Dyrby PhD, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark, Christopher Hess MD PhD, University of California San Francisco, CA, USA, and Alexander Leemans PhD, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.

2015 Impact Factor and related bibliometric data released

Journal Citation Reports® recently released its 2015 bibliometric data. Magn Reson Med is included in the category Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging, which contains 124 journals. The values and (rankings, with “1” being the highest) listed on their website for Magn Reson Med are:

Impact Factor = 3.782*…(16/124)

5-year Impact Factor = 3.899…(17/124)

Cited Half-life = >10.0 years*… (tied 1/124)

Total Cites = 28,628*… (5/124)

Immediacy Index…0.847* (17/124)

Current Articles… 438* (7/124)

Article Influence® Score = 1.257*…(17/124)

Eigenfactor® Score = 0.0379… (8/124)

*indicates an all-time, record high in the 32-year history of the journal.

It is very encouraging that all of the metrics are in the top 15% of journals within our category, or better. Impact factor, the most widely-watched metric, increased for the fourth consecutive year, and total citations exceeded 28,000 for the first time ever. All these metrics represent great work by our Authors, Reviewers, Deputy Editors, and Staff!

Top 5 Cited Papers

On May 9 at the ISMRM Award Ceremony in Singapore, ISMRM President James Pipe, recognized the following papers for being the Top 5 Cited Magn Reson Med Papers from 2013. Congratulations to all!

  1. Intravoxel incoherent motion MR imaging for prostate cancer: An evaluation of perfusion fraction and diffusion coefficient derived from different b-value combinations, by Yuxi Pang, Baris Turkbey, Marcelino Bernardo, Jochen Kruecker, Samuel Kadoury, Maria J. Merino, Bradford J. Wood, Peter A. Pinto and Peter L. Choyke
  2. Prospective motion correction in brain imaging: A review, by Julian Maclaren, Michael Herbst, Oliver Speck and Maxim Zaitsev
  3. Nonlinear formulation of the magnetic field to source relationship for robust quantitative susceptibility mapping, by Tian Liu, Cynthia Wisnieff, Min Lou, Weiwei Chen, Pascal Spincemaille and Yi Wang
  4. Cell motility of neural stem cells is reduced after SPIO-labeling, which is mitigated after exocytosis, by Stacey M. Cromer Berman, Kshitiz, C. Joanne Wang, Inema Orukari, Andre Levchenko, Jeff W. M. Bulte and Piotr Walczak
  5. MR imaging of the amide-proton transfer effect and the pH-insensitive nuclear overhauser effect at 9.4 T, by Tao Jin, Ping Wang, Xiaopeng Zong and Seong-Gi Kim

Publons available for reviewers

Our publisher, Wiley, is partnering with Publons, a new service dedicated to supporting improvements in peer review. Publons provides documentation of review service in a format that can be included in CVs and funding applications.  Magn Reson Med will be integrating this service into ScholarOne over the coming months. Enrollment is completely optional.  For more information, please see: https://publons.com/

Over Eleven Years of Back-Issue Content now Publicly Available

Under an agreement between our publisher Wiley, and our host Society, the ISMRM, content of Magn Reson Med from issues more than 5 years old and published after 1999 will be freely available, regardless of subscription status. Each month, a new issue’s worth of content will be released.

Mobile Apps

Apps are available for both Apple and Android devices. To download the appropriate app, please search for words like “Wiley” and “MRM” at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Now accepting YIA submissions for the 2017 ISMRM Annual Meeting in Honolulu

Our ManuscriptCentral/ScholarOne site is open for manuscript submissions in conjunction with the 2017 I.I. Rabi Award. For more information about the YIA competition, please see: https://www.ismrm.org/YIA/

OnlineOpen 25% Discount for ISMRM Members

Magn Reson Med is very pleased to continue to offer its standard publication option: No page charges, including color pages in print.

Some authors, institutions, or funding agencies however, prefer or require papers to be freely and immediately available for download by anyone, regardless of their subscription status, i.e., Open Access. For those authors, Wiley offers an author-paid publication option called OnlineOpen. This option is only available for accepted papers, so if an author makes this choice it has absolutely no bearing on the peer-review process or any editorial decision.

We are pleased that our publisher is offering ISMRM Members a 25% discount on OnlineOpen fees for their Magn Reson Med papers. The author applying for the discount must be a current ISMRM Member. More information is available by clicking on the OnlineOpen link on the Magn Reson Med homepage.

Full Issue PDFs

Full Issue PDFs are now available for download.  Please follow the link available at the journal home page: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1522-2594

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