The British Institute Of Radiology (BIR) Launches New Open Access Journal


On 21 August 2014, the BIR announced the launch of BJR|case reports, an international open access case report journal of radiology, radiation oncology and all related sciences. The journal will use a continuous publication model and will be published online only on the BIR Publications website,
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Articles will undergo the same rigorous peer review and uphold the same high-quality publication standards as BJR, the BIR’s flagship journal. This important new journal will provide clinicians and researchers with unrestricted access to interesting cases and reports with educational value. Professor Giuseppe Guglielmi of the University of Foggia and the Hospital San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy will be the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
Professor Guglielmi says about the new journal, “BJR|case reports is an exciting new opportunity for the radiology community and I am delighted to be involved, as Editor-in-Chief, in its launch and development. I have a long association with the BIR as an Associate Editor of BJR and I know that this new journal will have the high quality and rigour you would expect from this radiology-specialist publisher. I am looking forward to working with the editorial board and the BIR to produce a valuable new journal for the community.”
Sophia Anderton, Head of Publishing at the BIR, remarked, “this is the first new journal launch for the BIR in 25 years and we are excited about the prospect of creating a dedicated home for radiological case reports. We are passionate about supporting young researchers for whom case reports are often their first venture into publishing and anticipate that BJR|case reports will become a valuable educational resource for the radiology community.”
The BIR is committed to the dissemination and re-use of research outputs and as part of the BIR|Open initiative, the articles will be open access, published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) allowing unrestricted access as well as commercial or non-commercial re-use of content, with proper attribution. 
As an introductory offer, the BIR will waive all Article Publication Charges for a limited time. Anyone who wants to get involved or be considered as a reviewer is requested to contact the editorial office at
BJR|case reports will open for submissions soon.

Notes to Editors
About The British Institute of Radiology

· The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) is an independent multidisciplinary organisation, and a registered charity, whose membership is open to everyone with an interest in radiology and radiation oncology.

· The British Institute of Radiology is the oldest radiological society in the world.

· We strive to ensure that the potential of image science and radiation technology to prevent, detect and combat disease is fully realised. We believe in the importance of research and education, and we promote collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and understanding.

· To help fulfil our aims, we undertake a wide range of activities, including publishing, the organisation of scientific meetings and conferences and the provision of library and information services.

About BJR
BJR is an international journal of radiology, radiation oncology and all related sciences. It is the official journal of the British Institute of Radiology and is the oldest radiology journal in the world, tracing its roots to 1897.

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