For authors

Manuscript preparation

Please read the submission guidelines carefully when preparing your manuscript. Please also consult our Publications Ethics page before submitting. Submissions not complying with the must-have items indicated in the “Manuscript Requirements” will be sent back to authors.

Each submission must be made online and include at minimum:

  • a title page
  • a main text document – complying with the manuscript requirements
  • a disclosure paragraph

Depending on the article type, submissions may also have figures, tables, and Electronic Supplementary Material.

ORCID-ID required for corresponding authors

To enhance transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, it is now required for corresponding authors of every submission to provide an ORCID iD. In case of not having an account, registration is free of charge and can be done at

Large language models

Consult the journal’s guidelines for the use of large language models.

Editorial procedure

Peer review

As of January 2023, the journal operates 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. 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.

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.

More information on this matter can be found on

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.

Unsolicited resubmissions

Our editors carefully assess each submission and weigh their decisions. If they reject a manuscript without inviting resubmission, we consider this decision final. Unsolicited resubmissions (resubmissions after rejection without a previous invitation to resubmit) are therefore not allowed. They will not be considered for further evaluation but instead rejected immediately.

After acceptance

After the editorial office has prepared and sent the files of accepted manuscripts to production, the corresponding author will receive an e-mail request to select publication options (subscription or open access). After this process is concluded, technical production and typesetting starts. Once finished, galley proofs will be provided, first to the corresponding author, and then to the Editorial office for final release to online publication.

Galley proofs

The authors should return the corrected proofs, with changes clearly marked, in electronic format within two days. Proofs need to be checked extremely carefully, as this will be the last stage at which corrections can be implemented before publication.

At galley proof stage, the author is entitled to formal corrections only. Substantial changes in content, e.g. new results, corrected values, title and authorship are not allowed. Author and name changes after acceptance of an article are subject to review and approval by the Editor in Chief and the publisher’s research integrity team.

No changes after online publication

For legal reasons, no changes are allowed for online articles after they appeared online.

Once the article is available online, any changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum/a Correction, which will be hyperlinked to the article. An Erratum is only warranted in cases of substantial content-related mistakes.

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 2024 for articles in European Radiology is £2,790 / $4,190 / €3,490 (VAT excluded).

Who can select Open Choice?

Everyone can publish their 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”.