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Year in Review

2019 ushered in new leadership for the scholarly publication — and poised it for success in the digital age.
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The JACR continues to support radiologists in adapting to a shifting practice environment while keeping quality, patient-centered care front and center.

December 01, 2019

The blue journal has been busy this year! With Ruth C. Carlos, MD, MS, FACR, formally assuming the role of editor-in-chief in January, the JACR continues to push beyond the pages of the print edition. Here are some of the things JACR has been up to in 2019. Stay tuned for more in 2020!

More Ways to Get SA-CME

You’ve been getting SA-CME credits from reading JACR articles for a while now (right?). Now the JACR is offering SA-CME for our peer reviewers too. To get started, head to jacr.org/reviewers.

Focus on Private Practice

This year, the journal launched a private practice initiative, beginning with two focus groups held at ACR 2019. The JACR then launched a private practice special collection (find it at jacr.org/private-practice). And watch for the Private Practice Perspective column beginning in 2020.

In Case You Missed It

The top-read article this year was “Ethics of AI in Radiology: Summary of the Joint European and North American Multisociety Statement.” Jointly published in four radiology journals, this paper garnered interest from radiology and beyond, including a write-up in POLITICO.

Happy Birthday to the JACR!

Fifteen years after Bruce J. Hillman, MD, FACR, founding editor-inchief, launched the journal, the landscape of radiology has changed drastically. The JACR continues to support radiologists in adapting to a shifting practice environment while keeping quality, patient-centered care front and center. No one knows what healthcare will look like in another 15 years, but JACR will remain a place for innovative scholarship that pushes radiology forward and positions readers for success.

This year, the JACR achieved an impact factor of 3.785, its 7th consecutive increase year-over-year

Impact Factor

This year, the JACR achieved an impact factor of 3.785, its 7th consecutive increase year-over-year. The JACR ranks 25th among the 128 journals in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Imaging category, an increase from its previous rank of 28 and outpacing several peer publications.

What’s a Focus Issue?

It’s a regular issue of the journal that includes a special section on a single topic. The JACR rolled out its first one in October, homing in on survey methods. In 2020, look for focus issues on resilience, well-being, and the corporate transformation of medicine.

 

#JACR Tweet Chat 2019

Join the JACR for its monthly tweet chat, held on the fourth Thursday of each month. Visit jacr.org for information about the next chat, instructions on participating, and transcripts from previous chats. To participate, simply log in to Twitter at the time of the chat and search for the hashtag #JACR. To join in, tweet a question or comment and be sure to include the hashtag so that others on the chat will see it.