Stay up to date with the most recent achievements and developments at the CAR Journal.
- High Marks for Impact and Citations in 2022
- Standing Committee Chair Changes Hands
- New Podcast Launching this Fall
High Marks for Impact and Citations in 2022
The 2022 Impact Factors were just released, and the CAR Journal (CARJ) received an impressive 3.1!
The CARJ published a record number of papers in 2021 – nearly twice as many as 2020 – and received a consistent number of citations as previous years. Editor-in-Chief Dr. Michael Patlas, the CARJ Editorial Board, Standing Committee, and International Advisory Board are all credited with the enormous success of the journal and should be very proud of this accomplishment.
We would also like to extend a huge thank you to our reviewers and authors who submit to the journal. Without your support, the journal would not be where it is today. We look forward to another successful year with your help!
— Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal (@CanRadJournal) June 28, 2023
“The journal has come a long way in only a few short years,” said Dr. Gilles Soulez, CAR Past-President. “I am very impressed with the increase in submissions and the quality of published papers. Congratulations to Dr. Michael Patlas, the editorial board, the reviewers, and our very talented and dedicated staff on making the journal such a success. This CARJ is an important flagship for the advancement of Canadian radiology and its recognition abroad.”
Newly elected CAR President Dr. Ania Kielar echoes these thoughts.
“Sending my congratulations as well for a continuous job well done. I think the work of our Affiliate Societies and the guidelines that CARJ publishes are so helpful and contribute to the continuous improvement of patient care.”
The CARJ thanks all the authors and reviewers who help make the Journal possible!
Standing Committee Chair Changes Hands
The CAR Journal and the CAR staff and Board wish to congratulate Dr. Birgit Ertl-Wagner (University of Toronto) on becoming the new CARJ Standing Committee Chair.
“I am very excited about taking on this new position,” said Dr. Ertl-Wagner. “The CARJ is a great journal and plays a really important role for Canadian radiology. I am very much looking forward to working with the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Michael Patlas, and the Editorial Board on growing this flagship journal even further.”
Looking ahead, Dr. Ertl-Wagner hopes to build on the solid reputation the CARJ has diligently built over the years.
“The CARJ has been an impressive success story with an ever-increasing number of submissions and a remarkable Impact Factor. I am excited to build on this success and to continue to grow the journal’s impact and recognition even further. I would also like to increase our pool of national and international authors and reviewers. I am looking forward to continuing the mentored review and the podcast programs.”
Currently, Dr. Ertl-Wagner holds several leadership positions at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and is Senior Associate Scientist in the Neurosciences & Mental Health Program at the SickKids’ Research Institute. Her expertise and leadership will no doubt be an asset to the CARJ and its continued success.
A special thanks goes to Dr. Caroline Reinhold (McGill University) for her commitment and leadership during her time as Chair, who is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the CARJ.
“It has been a pleasure and honour to serve the journal as Chair of the CARJ standing committee,” said Dr. Reinhold. “My term was an extremely rewarding experience largely due to an outstanding and dedicated team: Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Michael Patlas, the CARJ editorial board, the CAR staff, the CARJ committee members, and our many excellent reviewers and authors, all of whom have contributed significantly to the success and growth of our journal during my tenure.”
Of all she accomplished as Chair, Dr. Reinhold says one memory stands out the most.
“My most memorable experience was a text from Dr. Patlas advising me on June 28, 2022, that CARJ’s impact factor was 4.186 – an increase of 400% in 3 years! This was a major milestone for the CARJ and placed our journal in the upper ranks among general imaging journals. I was gratified that the hard work of so many people had paid off and that the CARJ was now well placed to become a leading journal for to which authors can submit their work.”
Thanks once again to Dr. Reinhold and the best of luck moving forward to Dr. Ertl-Wagner!
New Radiology Roundtable Podcast Launching in Fall
Listeners will soon be able to go deeper into the CAR Journal’s publications with the launch of the new Radiology Roundtable podcast coming this September. Co-hosts Dr. Satheesh Jeyaraj (University of Toronto) and Dr. David Leswick (University of Saskatchewan) will cover select articles published in the CAR Journal in conversation with the original authors, bringing a new dimension of understanding to the articles.
“I submitted my name to be part of the podcast project as I simply wanted to contribute to it,” said Dr. Leswick, “but never knew what role I would receive. I love a good podcast and was happy to see the CARJ putting one together. I have been involved with radiology research and education through my roles at the University of Saskatchewan and I’m really excited about the possibility of doing this on a national platform through the podcast project. Being offered a role as a co-host was the icing on the cake.”
The intent is to amplify the scholarly reach and impact of the original research and review articles published in the Journal. The overall goals are to increase CARJ readership, citations, and engagement among the Canadian and international radiology communities. “This is a relatively novel platform that can increase the Journal profile and additionally provide opportunities to highlight the work of Canadian radiologists for a national and international audience,” said Dr. Kate Hanneman, who spearheaded the funding grant proposal. “The podcast will be vertically integrated into the overall strategy for the promotion of CARJ articles and authors, with listeners being led back to the article, and readers being directed to the podcast to gain more insight about the articles being featured in each episode.”
The current framework is to produce six episodes, each 20-30 minutes long, featuring insight and discussion of two articles per episode. Dr. Leswick says he and Dr. Jeyaraj aim to combine entertaining, storytelling, and informing.
“We are trying to focus on the stories behind the papers. This will extend beyond methodology and findings to discuss more of the reasons behind and implications of the papers. I’m also hoping people can learn more about the Canadian radiology landscape and get to know a bit about the CARJ authors. But most importantly, we want the podcast to be interesting and entertaining as the best way for this to have an impact is if people enjoy the episodes and come back to listen to more.”
A special thanks goes to the Canadian Radiological Foundation (CRF) and the Canadian Heads of Academic Radiology (CHAR) for their generous funding support of the podcast. Together, the CRF and CHAR donated over $15k to the project.
Recording and production has begun on the first episode focused on articles that examine AI in radiology and is set to launch on all podcast platforms in early September.