Focus and Scope

Radiography Open is an open-access, net-based, peer reviewed scientific journal. 

  • accepts manuscripts written in English or Scandinavian languages; articles in Scandinavian languages requires an additional English abstract. 
  • focus is on professional radiography practice in its entire width; be it professional practice in diagnosis, intervention, screening or radiotherapy, and regardless of professional titles.
  • aims to strengthen the knowledge in radiation medicine to the patient’s best.
  • aims to contribut to a research based education, whether it is at BSc, MSc or PhD level and includes the column “Knowledge Management / Knowledge Management”.

Peer Review Process

Radiography Open is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality, original articles in English or Scandinavian languages, and will not publish manuscripts without prior double-blind peer review. The review process of manuscripts will be done by two or more referees whose field of expertise is pertinent to the subject area.

All material published in Radiography Open will be Open Access, but licensed in order to protect the original content.

 

Editorial Policies

1. The journal will offer a prompt peer-review and publication upon acceptance. The policy is for the referees to review the submitted manuscript within seven weeks in order to shorten the time of the process.

2. At least two referees will partake in the review process. Unless the manuscript is beyond the focus of the journal or is unacceptably low standard of expression or content, the managing editor will send the submission to peer reviewers. The aim is to reach a first decision as soon as possible. At least one referees are external to the editor board and to HiOA.

3. The editors will choose referees whose specialization best suits them to the topic of a given submission. Reviewers are asked whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, and of what quality. There will be a maximum of three revisions of any manuscripts permitted. The final decision lies with the Editor-in-Chief.

4. The content of a submission under review is privileged information, and referees are not to disclose it to others before publication.

5. The journal encourages referees' comments to be constructive as far as possible.

6. The editor evaluates the recommendation, and notifies the corresponding author of the manuscript status. The manuscript may be, "Accepted for publication as is", "Accepted for publication with minor changes, with no re-review necessary", "Accepted for publication after substantial revision and additional review", or "Rejected".

7. The comments of the anonymous reviewers will be included in the response to the author. When submitting the revised manuscript, the author should also send a response to the referees, indicating what modifications have been made in the manuscript and reasons why certain suggested changes were not followed. The journal will usually ask the authors to complete and submit revised manuscripts within two weeks after receiving the referees' comments. The editors may reject late manuscripts.

8. Any material that has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication in the journal.

9. The general goal of the review process is to ensure that all authors have equal opportunity for publication of their papers.

Publication Frequency

All items will be published as soon as the .pdf file is finished. Each year’s publication will be gathered in one issue per year.

Open Access Policy

Radiography Open is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

The journal provides open access to all of it content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. 

Sources of Support

Offers researchers and research groups at Oslo and Akershus University College a free service for digital publishing of journals and other peer-reviewed series. The service is provided by the Learning Centre and Library.

Contact us at ojs@hioa.no

Please see each journal for instructions on how to submit your manuscript. Our journals are all published with a CC-BY license, free of charge, and accept manuscripts from all over the world.

Journal History

Scandinavian Radiography as a scientific field needs a scientific journal that gives a choice between Scandinavian languages and English. In 2011 Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences started to run their OJS – Open Journal Systems, to run new free OAJ - Open Access Journals. And if educational sloyd was able to run an OAJ, also radiography should be able do so! The HiOA leaders were positive, thereby the first radiography journal under Creative Commons 3.0 licence was opened in 2014.