About the Journal
Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery (QIMS, Quant Imaging Med Surg, Print ISSN 2223-4292; Online ISSN 2223-4306) publishes peer-reviewed original reports and reviews in medical imaging, including X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, nuclear medicine and related modalities, and their application in medicine and surgery. While focus is on clinical investigations, papers on medical physics, image processing, or biological studies which have apparent clinical relevance are also published. This journal encourages authors to look at the medical images from a quantitative angle. This journal also publishes important topics on imaging-based epidemiology, and debates on research methology, medical ethics, and medical training.
QIMS is an open-access, international peer-reviewed journal, published by AME Publishing Company. It is published quarterly (Dec. 2011- Dec. 2012), bimonthly (Feb. 2013 - Feb 2018), monthly (Mar. 2018 - ) and openly distributed worldwide.
QIMS is indexed in PubMed/PubMed Central, Scopus, Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), and received its first impact factor of 2.231 for the year 2017.
Manuscripts Turnaround Time
• First Editorial Decision: 3-5 days
• Peer review: 1-2 months
• Revision time: 2-4 weeks
• Publication Ahead of Print: within 1 month after being accepted
• Formal publication: within 1-3 months after being accepted. Original Articles are listed as priority.
QIMS’s position on case reports and review articles.
QIMS welcomes case reports where quantitative imaging played a role for diagnosis and/or treatment; also welcome first time realization (in animals or in human subjects) of a new imaging technique. These case reports are usually written a concise and short letter format (see <http://qims.amegroups.com/>) for example. Case reports of particular clinical importance are also published in a longer format; for these cases we expect important pathophysiological, diagnostic, therapeutic implications. We do not publish case report only because of the rarity of the cases. Note, although we believer reporting case materials is important for the advancement of medicine. The space reserved for case report remains limited for each issue. The decision to publish or not publish a case material submission can sometimes depend on the available space of the journal.
QIMS welcomes reviews and comments on published papers. Review papers should contain authors’ analytical appraisal of published papers and personal viewpoints, instead of a mere aggregation of published abstracts.
We expect review papers are in three forms, 1) expert reviews, usually published in editorial format, provide authors’ own insights and perspective; 2) systematic review; 3) educational reviews, including pictorial reviews. Systematic reviews (maybe narrative in writing but critical in nature) are particularly welcomed.
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