Author Guidelines

Authors are REQUIRED to use the manuscript template!
Download manuscript template: Manuscript

Please adhere to the following format:

Provide one document including:
1. Cover page, including title, authors (with mail and email addresses) and disclosures.
2. Manuscript, containing:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Case Report & Discussion (for case reports)
  • Introduction, Case descriptions/Main text, Discussion, Conclusion (for case series/review articles/pictorial reviews)
  • Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion (for original work)
  • Teaching Point
  • References
  • Figures & Legends
  • Tables
  • Abbreviations
  • Questions & Answers

Again: usage of the manuscript template is MANDATORY!
Download manuscript template: click here to download

To better understand the review process and to help, writing a proper stylistic and sound manuscript, you may take a look which criteria the reviewers evaluate.
Download reviewer template: Review 

Teaching point
Teaching point should explain the educational value of this article in max. 2 sentences. It is the take-home message and should be even clear, independent of having read the manuscript or not. Do NOT use phrases like "This report" or "We demonstrate".

Any imaging modality, which was mentioned in the manuscript, needs to be provided as figure. Please provide also multiple views/planes of the same modality. Pathologic correlation is also necessary if it was performed (e.g. operative, macroscopic, microscopic images). Figures should be either submitted as PNG or uncompressed JPG files. (Tables as PNG or TIF) All figures need to be de-identified/anonymzed. Figures embedded in PowerPoint are not accepted. The figures should be initially implemented into the Word file, but have to be uploaded separately for the high quality final version. Images need to be also annotated to depict the pathology. Annotations, created in Word and not saved as separate figure are not accepted. There is no limitation of submitted images.

Each provided image needs to be a separate figure and each figure needs a figure legend. If you provide images labeled e.g. "1a, 1b, 1c...", then these images need to be implemented into one combined figure (collage), otherwise provide for each image a chronologic figure number (1, 2, 3 etc.) - with the respective figure legend.

Figure Zip: Please upload all figures in high quality and largest resolution as a supplementary file (named 1, 2, 3 etc. and ALL TOGETHER within ONE (1) single zip file, named "").

Figure legends need to be below the respective figure. Figure legends have to contain patient age, gender, diagnosis, imaging technique used and a good description of the imaging findings. Figure legends need detailed protocol information about the study. E.g. MRI: what sequence, plane, how much and what contrast was given. In which phase was the study obtained (arterial, venous, delayed etc.) Same applies to CT and Nuclear Medicine studies (in addition: what radiopharmaceutical was given, which dose, at what time was imaging obtained.)

Summary table:
contains high yield information about the reported entity. Mandatory fields are:

  • etiology
  • incidence
  • gender ratio
  • age predilection
  • risk factors
  • treatment
  • prognosis
  • findings on imaging (can be adopted from the differential table)

Differential table: contains differential diagnoses of the reported entity (including the entity itself). These differential diagnoses come each in a separate row. Furthermore, columns to present imaging findings for each imaging modality need to be included.
Imaging modalities include:

  • X-Ray
  • US
  • CT
  • MRI - T1
  • MRI - T2
  • MRI - DWI
  • Pattern of contrast enhancement (avid, none, homogeneous, heterogeneous etc.)
  • Scintigraphy
  • PET

Both tables need to be filled out to the up-to-date knowledge found in the current literature.


Questions & answers
Please provide 5 multiple choice questions - targeted to the knowledge provided in the submitted manuscript. Each question should have 5 answer choices. Details are explained in the manuscript template.

Please adhere to the following format:
The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the bibliographic information.
A minimum of 5 references is recommended. There is no maximum of references. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first cited. References given in tables or figure legends must be numbered in sequence with those in text. Periodical titles should be abbreviated in the style of Index Medicus. Issue numbers and inclusive page numbers should be given for all references.
If there are six or less authors, so please list surnames and initials of all authors as following:

1. Hirsch W, Paetzel M, Talanow R., the first bilingual case-oriented publication platform for pediatric radiology. Pediatr Radiol. 2005 Mar;35(3):344-8.

If there are seven or more authors, please list only the first three names, followed by "et al." In  the case of books, the authors of a chapter, title of the chapter, editor(s), title of the book, edition, city, publisher, year, and chapter pages must be provided: 

1. Paetzel M. Thorax. In: USMLE Help Step 1 Anatomy Q & A. 1st ed. Cleveland Heights: EduRad, 2007; 316.
2. Haaga JR, Lanzieri CF, Sartoris DJ, Zerhouni EA. Neoplastic Diseases of the Lung. In: Computed Tomography And Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Whole Body. 3rd ed. St. Louis; Mosby,1994; 724-729.

Author Citations of Online-only Articles
Online-only article citations should include the authors names, title of the article, journal or website title, year, volume, and issue of publication, the complete URL for the document and the date the document was accessed or consulted:

1. Gossner J. Lissencephaly Type 1. PedRad [serial online]. 2008; vol 8, no. 5. Available at: Accessed June 10, 2008.


For the interactive case report: After acceptance of the case report for publication, the submitter is asked to provide for each cross-sectional modality (CT, MRI - also PET, SPECT) a stack of images. The stack of images should be numerated chronologically, e.g. first image starts with "1", e.g. 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg, ... n.jpg. All images of an individual sequence are collected in a separate zip-file. Also add a text or Word file, containing a description of the image stack (modality/sequence, plane, contrast or not, significant findings). For sequential studies, such as fluoroscopy (IR or GI) or nuclear medicine studies (e.g. gastric emptying, HIDAA scan etc.) please provide also all images for the particular sequence. These images should be also collected in a separate zip-file. An example of such an image stack zip file can be downloaded here. (Only parts of the abdominal CT are saved in this example to save you download time, however the author is required to submit the entire exam.) Please include also the topogram/localizer image in case of CT or MR exams. The zip-file can be either uploaded in the submission section or directly sent through email to If technical questions, please write to the same email address.

Only case reports which provide stacks of images for the interactive mode will receive a DOI number!

Each submitted article needs written clarification about:

  • Conflict-of-Interest
  • Informed Consent 
  • Human and Animal Rights 

These statements are provided in the manuscript template.

Publishing timeline

  • Time to First Decision: 3-4 weeks.
  • Review Time: 5-6 weeks.

Article Processing Charge

The Article Processing Charge for publication in this journal is USD 750.

When and how to pay

Upon editorial acceptance of an article, the corresponding author will be notified that payment is due. We advise prompt payment as we are unable to publish accepted articles until full payment has been received. We will send an email requesting the payment of the fee. If we will not receive the payment within 30 days, the article will be not published.

Payment can be made by one of the following methods:

  1. PayPal/Credit Cards – These are the most recommended and secure payment systems, enabling you to pay without sharing your financial information and getting your payment receipt immediately.
  2. Bank transfer - We will send an invoice with banking instructions to process the payment.

Terms for discounts

Authors coming from the countries included in the “United Nations list of Least Developed Countries” are entitled to ask for a discount.

  • Authors should apply for discounts after receiving the acceptance letter.
  • All applications are subject to approval by the publisher.
  • Discounts may not be transferred to a different author or another manuscript.