BJR announces major changes for 2014

The British Journal of Radiology (BJR) has announced it will unveil a new website and make other important changes, such as including a special supplement on forensic imaging, next year.

The past two years have seen developments such as open access, license to publish, and a move to continuous publication, but the main focus in 2014 will be the launch of a website for enhanced and more user-friendly content delivery, wrote editors David Bradley and Nigel Hoggard in a commentary posted online by BJR on 5 December.

The new website will allow readers to navigate content by issue, subject area, or keywords. Also, articles will be available faster due to continuous publication and faster peer review -- down from 41 days to 21 days.

The editors said they want the BJR archive to be an online resource. It will be accessible, free of charge to all British Institute of Radiology members, and available to institutional subscribers for a fee. The complete archive of BJR and its predecessors has been digitized back to 1896 and will launch in January 2014.

Special features are scheduled for 2014, including a special supplement in March on forensic radiology that will be guest edited by Dr. Giuseppe Guglielmi from Foggia, Italy, and a feature on radiobiology covering topics from vasculogenesis, tumor hypoxia, and genomics to be guest edited by Kevin Prise and Stewart Martin.

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