Focus and Scope
Written in English, Nucl. Med. Rev. - established in 1998 - has been a biannual international periodical of scientific and educational profile. The journal was published under auspices of Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Serbian and Ukrainian Societies of Nuclear Medicine. The periodical focuses on diagnostic as well as therapeutic topics in nuclear medicine and presents original experimental scientific papers, reviews, clinical vignettes, letters also news about symposia and congresses. Nucl. Med. Rev. is indexed at Index Copernicus (7,11), Scopus, EMBASE, Index Medicus/Medline,Ministry of Education (6 pts.). In February 2011 the Publisher of the Journal has signed an agreement with The Polish Society of Nuclear Medicine on close cooperation in continued publication of Nuclear Medicine Review. In consequence, beginning from year 2011, the Journal has become The Society’s official periodical and its previous title ‘Problems in Nuclear Medicine’ has been merged with Nucl. Med. Rev.
“Nuclear Medicine Review — Central & Eastern Europe” (hereinafter referred to as “NMR” or “the Journal”) publishes papers which report original clinical and experimental research and which contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of nuclear medicine. The Journal publishes full papers and reviews or editorials, clinical vignettes, letters and book reviews, news on congresses and symposia. NMR is internationally indexed in Medline, EMBASE and Index Copernicus. The NMR editors endorse the principles embodied in the Helsinki Declaration and expect all research involving humans to be conducted in accordance with these principles. For animal experimentation reported in the Journal, it is expected that investigators will have observed the Interdisciplinary Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research, Testing and Education issued by the New York Academy of Sciences’ Adhoc Committee on Animal Research. All human and animal research must gain acceptance of the local ethical committee, which acceptance should be indicated in the manuscript.
Every effort is made by the Publisher and Editorial Board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement appear in the NMR.
However, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles and advertisements herein are the responsibility of the respective contributor, sponsor or advertiser. Accordingly, the Publisher and the Editorial Board accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate of misleading data, opinion or statement. Every effort is made to ensure that drug doses and other quantities are presented accurately.
Nevertheless, readers are advised that methods and techniques involving drug usage and other treatments described in the Journal, should only be followed in conjunction with the drug or treatment manufacturer’s own documentation as published in the country of the reader.
Peer Review Process
The Journal is committed to prompt evaluation and publication of submitted articles. All manuscripts together with supplementary files (if applicable) should be submitted online via the journal web page. The submission and review process is fully electronic and submissions by e-mail or postal mail will not be accepted. Please follow the manuscript preparation directions presented below. Manuscripts submitted for publication in the Journal are evaluated as to whether they present new insights into the announced topic and are likely to contribute to progress in research or to changes in medical practice. Received manuscripts are initially examined by the Journal editors. Manuscripts with insufficient priority for publication are rejected immediately to allow the authors to recognize deficiencies and submit the paper to another journal or resubmit a revised version. Incomplete submissions or manuscripts not prepared in the required style are sent back to the authors without scientific review.
If manuscript is accepted for review, the authors will be notified in the electronic way only with the reference to the article ID number in the electronic system. Articles are evaluated by at least two outside referees who are contacted before being sent a paper and asked to return comments within time period indicated by Editors. All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents, and reviewers are instructed to treat manuscripts as such. The peer review process is also confidential and identities of reviewers are not released. Referees are asked to provide a written review together with recommendation of acceptance, requirement for revision or rejection of the article.
Authors are notified of decisions by e-mail only. Selected papers are edited to improve accuracy and clarity and for length. Criteria for acceptance of manuscripts or review forms are available at the Journal web page. Names of reviewers of individual manuscripts or journal issues are not revealed; the list of reviewers cooperating with the Journal is announced once a year. In cases author(s) of manuscripts and reviewers are no more anonymous, reviewers are asked to confirm in writing no conflict of interests, i.e. no direct personal relationships (first- and second-degree kinship, legal ties, relationship by marriage), superior/subordinate professional relations or direct scientific cooperation within the two years preceding the review.
The review process
Manuscripts submitted for publication in NMR are evaluated as to whether they present new insights into the announced topic and are likely to contribute to progress in research or to changes in clinical practice. Received manuscripts are initially examined by the NMR editors. Manuscripts that do not comply with the basic standards of scientific publication are rejected. Incomplete submissions or manuscripts not prepared in the required style (see below) are sent back to the authors without scientific review. Accepted manuscripts are registered and submitted for the independent review. We encourage authors to suggest the names of possible reviewers, but we reserve the right of final selection. Submitted papers are accepted for publication after a positive opinion has been returned by the independent reviewers.
Reviewers’ criteria for manuscripts qualification
Title reflects the subject undertaken
Assumptions are proper
Work of practical nature
Work of educational nature
Aims are clearly defined
Ethical criteria fulfilled*
Results are adequately presented
Statistical analysis is reliable*
Discussion refers to results*
Conclusions based on study findings*
Conclusions refer to aims*
Suitably chosen, proper number and up to date references
All figures and tables are required
Standard of written English acceptable
*criteria exclusively for research papers
Manuscripts authored by a member of a journal’s editorial team
Manuscripts authored by Editors or members of Editorial Board are treated no differently to any other manuscript submitted to Nuclear Medicine Review. All possible measures are undertaken to avoid any potential conflict of interest in handling of such manuscripts at all the stages including allocation of handling Editor, selection of reviewers, decision making and, if required, processing for publication.
Editors or Editorial Board members may submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in The Journal occasionally, but they are completely excluded from peer–review process and publication decisions when they are authors or co–authors of a manuscript. Manuscripts authored by a member of a journal’s editorial team (editors, Editorial Board members) are independently peer–reviewed and the peer review process is managed by the alternative members of the Editorial Board.
Conflict of interest
Authors of research articles should disclose at the time of submission any financial arrangement they may have with a company whose product appears prominently in the submitted manuscript or with a company making a competing product. Such information will be held in confidence while the paper is under review and will not influence the editorial decision, but if the article is accepted for publication, the editors will usually discuss with the authors the manner in which such information is to be communicated to the reader. Journal policy requires that reviewers, associate editors, editors, and senior editors reveal in a letter to the Editor-in-Chief any relationships that they have that could be construed as causing a conflict of interest with regard to manuscript under review. The letter should include a statement of any financial relationships with commercial companies involved with a product under study.
Materials previously published should be accompanied by written consent for reprinting both from the relevant Publishers and the authors (if required).
Open Access Policy
Articles published on-line are open access and available under Creative Common Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) allowing to download articles and share them with others as long as they credit the authors and the publisher, but without permission to change them in any way or use them commercially.
Via Medica (Publisher) self-archiving policy establishes that authors can archive only accepted manuscripts including final PDF version and/or 'ahead of print' in any repository. In details, the author may only post their version provided acknowledgment is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on Via Medica (Publisher) website. Apart from the link mentioned above, the acknowledgment should be provided with the full bibliographic record with DOI number.