The Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal (CAR Journal) celebrates 70 years in 2020. The journal is dedicated to publishing articles on cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic radiology, as well as guidance on emerging techniques and technologies. To commemorate this anniversary, a feature article on the history of the CAR Journal, authored by Dr. Brian C. Lentle, Dr. Ian Hammond and Dr. C. Stuart Houston will be published this spring entitled Seventy Years and Counting: The Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal.
“From the earliest days of the CAR in 1937, its leaders envisioned a scientific journal that would establish channels of communication among investigators and practitioners. March 1950 saw the publication of the first issue of the Journal of the Canadian Association of Radiologists, giving life to their dreams, and inaugurating the first medical specialty journal in Canada.”
Dr. Brian C. Lentle, Emeritus Professor, University of British Columbia
Dr. Ian Hammond, Professor, University of Ottawa
2020 started with many exciting new developments for the journal. Here are some of the highlights:
- In January, the new CAR Journal website launched on the SAGE platform. The website currently showcases over 40 new articles published in OnlineFirst. OnlineFirst is a feature offered through SAGE’s journal platform allowing members the ability to access the latest papers in the field of radiology.
- The February issue of the CAR journal released February 18, comprising of 16 new publications including original research articles, review articles, editorial and a letter to the Editor. The cover of the February issue features the following articles:
- Reducing the Volume of Low-Value Outpatient MRI Joint Exams in Patients ≥ 55 Years of Age
- Multidisciplinary Development of Mobile Radiography Guidelines Reduced the Number of Inappropriate Mobile Exams in Patients Receiving Chest Radiographs in British Columbia
- Fournier Gangrene in Men and Women: Appearance on CT, Ultrasound, and MRI and What the Surgeon Wants to Know – STAY TUNED for an upcoming CPD module on this research article through the Insights4Imaging program
- In August, the CAR journal releases a special issue on Emergency and Trauma Imaging with Guest Editor Dr. Savvas Nicolaou from the University of British Columbia.
Our mission is to continue to grow and improve the journal, we seek support from our members across the country to submit research papers and review manuscripts. Timely and comprehensive reviews will help expedite the journal’s turnaround time and attract the highest-quality submissions.
Submissions are way up. Response times are way down.
Thanks to the thoughtful work and dedication of Editor in Chief, Dr. Michael Patlas, the journal has already set a record for the number of submissions received while at the same time achieving an all-time low response time. Dr. Patlas’ dedication to rejuvenating the CARJ has led to leading radiologists in Canada submitting to the CARJ again for the first time in years.
Please contact Micheline Turnau, CAR’s Acting Manager of Research and Policy Development for any questions about the CAR Journal or interest in becoming a reviewer.