By Dr. Michael Patlas, CAR Journal Editor-in-Chief
Impact Factor at an All-Time High
The Editorial Board of the CAR Journal (CARJ) is thrilled to announce that the journal’s impact factor has increased to an all-time high of 1.726. I would like to extend a special thank you to my predecessor Dr. Peter Munk for advancing the journal. The growth of impact factor was driven by strong publications related to artificial intelligence, contrast material, and practice guidelines.
Though the impact factor is not the sole marker of the success or value of a journal, it demonstrates that the CARJ is on a positive trajectory. We look forward to continued success as we publish the valuable and diverse radiology research being conducted across Canada and around the world. Thank you all for reading, promoting, and supporting the journal. On behalf of the editorial team and the CAR, we appreciate it.
Emergency Radiology Special Issue – Available Now
The Emergency Radiology Special Issue of the CARJ arrives at a critical time for radiology, as we navigate our professional responsibilities as clinicians and members of the healthcare team amid the strain created by COVID-19. The issue was co-edited by Drs. Ciaran Redmond and Savvas Nicolaou (UBC), and features articles covering a range of injuries encountered in an emergency or trauma setting.
Highlights from the issue include:
- Dual-Energy CT: A Paradigm Shift in Acute Traumatic Abdomen
- Multidetector Computed Tomography in Traumatic and Nontraumatic Aortic Emergencies: Emphasis on Acute Aortic Syndromes
- Imaging of Blunt Pancreatic Trauma: A Systematic Review
Be on the lookout for Insights4Imaging CPD modules on the following articles, coming soon to RAD Academy:
- The Role of Emergency Radiology in COVID-19: From Preparedness to Diagnosis
- CT Imaging of Acute Ischemic Stroke
Recognizing our Peer Reviewers
The work of publishing the journal would be impossible without our dedicated team of reviewers. In addition to their work as clinicians, researchers, and educators, these volunteers contribute their time and expertise as peer reviewers. Their contribution ensures that we can maintain our rigorous publication schedule and quality standards. For reviewers, involvement with the journal can be a professionally enriching experience and one that further integrates them into the wider Canadian radiology community.
As we continue to grow and improve the journal, we’re seeking support from CAR members across the country to submit research papers and review manuscripts. Timely and comprehensive reviews help to improve the journal’s turnaround time and attract the highest-quality submissions. For more information, or to become a reviewer, please email us.