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Important note about the peer review process:

As of January 9, 2023, European Radiology switches to a single-blinded peer review process, where manuscripts sent to reviewers will no longer be anonymized or blinded, but reviewers’ names will continue to be unknown to authors.


Manuscript submission and preparation

All submissions must be arranged online at

Please read the submission guidelines carefully when preparing your manuscript.

Editorial procedure

European Radiology is a scientific, peer-reviewed radiology journal that publishes original articles, technical development communications and concise, topical review articles on a monthly basis. European Radiology does not publish manuscripts that are already in print or are available electronically and we request that each author must complete the “compliance with ethical standards” form when submitting to our journal.

Peer review

As of January 2023, the journal will use a single-blind peer review process, where manuscripts sent to reviewers will no longer be anonymized or blinded, but reviewers’ names will continue to be unknown to authors. Once the selected reviewers accept our invitation to review, they thoroughly examine the manuscript and send their suggestions for possible changes and a recommendation on whether to publish, to the handling editor. The Editor-in-Chief, along with our Deputy Editors, makes the final decision regarding publication and informs the corresponding author.

Fast track review

In order to allow articles on exciting and time sensitive topics reach a fast online publication, authors can request a “fast track review” for their submission. Please state in your cover letter why a fast track review is warranted; this will be granted or declined by the Editor-in-Chief. If confirmed by the editor, an online publication within 6 weeks is envisioned (subject to acceptance of the article and authors’ timely reply to galley proofs).

Preprint sharing

In accordance with our publisher Springer, European Radiology accepts the sharing of preprints of primary research manuscripts on preprint servers.
Preprints should always be referenced and disclosed in a submission to European Radiology. Similarly, the submission to the journal should be credited in the preprint, and, whenever accepted, the reference to the journal should be added to the archive.
Authors should notify the Editorial Office of any existing preprints of the submitted manuscript.

More information on this matter can be found on the below Springer websites:

Article Types

Please see the submission guidelines for detailed information about your article type.

Production Procedure and Galley Proofs

After acceptance, all manuscripts are edited for clarity, consistency and correct English. Once scientific copy-editing is finished, the typesetter combines the text and figures. Galley proofs will be emailed to the corresponding author for review as soon as they are available.

Approval of galley proofs is the responsibility of the authors!

The authors should return the corrected proofs, with changes clearly marked, in electronic format within two days. Please check these proofs of your article extremely carefully, as this will be the last stage at which corrections can be implemented before publication!

Substantial changes in the galley proofs in content, e.g. new results, corrected values, title and authorship, or statements concerning sponsorship or employment declaration within the acknowledgements section are not allowed without the approval of the editor. In such cases, the author must contact the Editorial Office or the Editor-in-Chief before returning the proofs to the publisher.

No changes can be made after online publication

For legal reasons, the print and electronic versions of an article must be identical; therefore no changes are allowed for online articles before they are published in the printed issue.

Furthermore, we will not publish an addendum or erratum to make amends for minor, non-scientific mistakes (which includes changes to names, the order of authors, or affiliations) that were not spotted at the galley proof stage. An erratum is only warranted in cases of substantial content-related mistakes. After galley proof approval, the manuscript is published online within approx. 3 weeks.

Copyright and permissions


Material printed in European Radiology is covered by copyright, owned by the European Society of Radiology (ESR). No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the copyright owner.

Reprint permission requests must be directed by e-mail to the Editorial Office, and should include the following information:

  • Title, author, date, page numbers or DOI of the source article
  • Material to be used (images, text parts, etc.)
  • Title, author line (incl. complete contact information), journal / book / series name, and publisher of the article where the reprinted element will be used.
  • In case of commercial use, please include territory of distribution (Europe, world, etc.); circulation and/or print run; publication date of your book or article, and retail price.

If the source article is not your own work, you have to make an official request to the corresponding author of the paper and receive permission.

After review of your permission request, the Editorial Office will contact you via email regarding the further procedure.
Editorial Office contact:

Copyright information

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as – tacitly or explicitly – by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out.

Transfer of copyright to ESR becomes effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive right (for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable) to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or other reproductions of similar nature.

All articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g. as offprints), as well as all translation rights. No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or stored on microfilm, in electronic data bases, video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from the publisher. The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc., in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

An author may self-archive an author-created version of his/her article on his/her own website. He/she may also deposit this version on his/her institution’s and funder’s (funder’s designated) repository at the funder’s request or as a result of a legal obligation, including his/her final version, provided it is not made publicly available until after 12 months of official publication. He/ she may not use the publisher’s PDF version which is posted on for the purpose of self-archiving or deposit.
Furthermore, the author may only post his/her version provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on Springer’s website. The link must be accompanied by the following text: “The original publication is available at”.

Please use the appropriate URL and/or DOI for the article. Articles disseminated via SpringerLink are indexed, abstracted and referenced by many abstracting and information services, bibliographic networks, subscription agencies, library networks, and consortia.

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After submission of the agreement signed by the corresponding author (after acceptance), changes of authorship or in the order of the authors listed will not be accepted by Springer.

While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of its publication, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

Special regulations for photocopies in the USA:
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Springer Open Choice

Why choose Open Choice publishing

We would like to draw your attention to European Radiology’s Open Choice programme. Our Open Choice programme allows authors to publish open access in our otherwise subscription-based journal.

When you choose Open Choice, benefits for you and your readers include:

  • High visibility, as all articles are made freely available online for everyone, immediately upon publication
  • Easy compliance with open access mandates, as all articles are CC BY licensed
  • Reuse and immediate deposit of final article in any repository
  • Authors retain the copyright to their work

The 2021 and 2022 APC (fee for Open Choice) for European Radiology is EUR 3060/USD 3860/GBP 2560 (VAT excluded). 

For more information, please contact

Who can select Open Choice?

Eveyone can publish his/her European Radiology article within the Open Choice programme, but has to cover the costs.

Further, Springer has agreements with many institutions which fund Open Choice publication for all Corresponding authors from covered institutions, at no extra fee (see here). General information about Institutional Agreements, including lists of all institutions that are part of the agreement can be found here.

How to select Open Choice?

When your manuscript is accepted for publication, you will receive an e-Mail from Springer author services with the subject line “Your article in European Radiology (XXXX): Information Required“. After pressing the given link, please follow the steps indicated and select the option to publish Open Choice.