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Preparation and submission of manuscripts

All submissions must be arranged online at

Please read the submission guidelines carefully when preparing your manuscript. Submissions not complying with the must-have items indicated in the “Manuscript Requirements” will be sent back to authors.

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 operates 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

Production 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.

Springer Open Choice

Why choose Open Choice publishing

Open Choice programme allows authors to publish open access in Springer’s otherwise subscription-based journal. When choosing Open Choice, benefits 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 Open Choice Fee 2023 for articles in European Radiology is £2,690 / $3,990 / €3,290 (VAT excluded).

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

How to select Open Choice?

When your manuscript is accepted for publication, the corresponding author 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”.