If you've enjoyed our content and are interested becoming an author of one of our courses, you will find all of the information you're looking for here! Below are some guidelines about how to become an author:
CE Course General Information and Topics
- All of our CE courses are reviewed and approved by eRADIMAGING's Advisory/Editorial Board, our Editorial Director, and the accreditor(s) (the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and for courses that cover dosimetry, the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board).
- Each course is also evaluated by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for Structured Education (SE) and Continuing Qualifications Requirements (CQR) credits.
- Each course should focus on at least one primary modality, which should include at least one of the following:
- Bone density/DEXA
- Breast imaging
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Digital radiography
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine
- Professional development
- Patient care/quality assurance
- Quality management
- Radiation safety/protection
- Radiation therapy/dosimetry
- Radiology (general)
- Technology (for example, artificial intelligence, etc)
- Depending on the topic you're interested in, discussion of multiple modalities/topics may be appropriate (but is not required).
- All courses should be well referenced (see References) and fair balanced (see Maintaining Fair Balance).
- Any imaging guidelines or technical factors should be generally accepted and not specific to a particular practice because protocols can vary.
- Courses should consist of original, previously unpublished material. Any plagiarized material will be automatically rejected.
- It is preferred that all manuscripts be written using the American Medical Association Manual of Style.
- The manuscript should be composed in an MS Word document and include placement in the text of all figures and tables.
- Separately attached, higher-quality image files for figures (as .jpegs or .tiffs) are appreciated (but not required).
Article Components and Specifications
All CE articles must include the following:
- Article title, all author/co-author names, titles, and affiliations.
- Lead author contact information (e-mail addresses only are acceptable).
- At least 3 learning objectives.
- A 250-word abstract summarizing the article content.
- Brief Introduction and Conclusions sections (approximately 250-400 words each).
- The article text should be at least 5000 to 5250 words long (which roughly equates to 1 CEU). The total word count should not include the abstract, objectives, references, tables/figures, or post-test questions.
- A maximum of 6 to 8 tables/figures, incorporating pictures from relevant imaging studies. whenever possible (see Tables and Figures below).
- A complete reference list (see References below).
- A CE post-test (see CE Post-Test below).
- Any image files for figures as .jpeg or .tiff files.
- The manuscript must be submitted as an MS Word file, by e-mail.
Tables and Figures
- All tables and figures must be legible and clearly labeled with a number, a title/label, and a description of what the graphic illustrates.
- If a graphic/table is being reused from another source, be sure to include the citation for each. If possible (but not required), secure and include written permission from the original copyright holder with your submission.
- Tip: Reusing graphics/tables from articles that are labeled as "Open Access" articles, or are from government sources (ie, NIH, FDA, etc), typically do not require a permissions request or fee.
- All graphic/tables must be called out, by number, at least once in the text. If there is a reference for that graphic/table, please include that in callout.
- Please be sure that the references for each graphic/table are numbered sequentially in the order of appearance, along with the rest of the reference callouts in the article.
- We encourage you to use your own images from relevant imaging studies whenever possible. To maintain compliance with HIPAA regulations, be sure to mask any patient identification information that may be visible.
- For each 1 credit hour of written material, please draft 10 post-test questions.
- The ASRT's requirements for post-tests are:
- Only 1 True/False question is allowed per test.
- All remaining questions must be multiple choice.
- Each multiple choice question must have at least 4 answer options.
- "All of the above," "None of the above," and "Both a and b, etc." are acceptable answer options; however, you may only include this type of question once per test.
- All answer options must be plausible.
- Be sure to indicate what the correct answer is for each question.
- Please indicate where the correct answers are for each post-test question, in the manuscript text.
- Tip: Include the section/subsection title and paragraph number for the location; you can also highlight the specific wording in the document itself using the Comments feature in MS Word (please try not to use page numbers as they sometimes change during editorial review).
- Each reference in the Reference List should be called out at least once in the text.
- References should be numbered sequentially in the order they are called out in the text.
- Any information that is considered "general public knowledge" does not need to be referenced.
- Data from clinical trials, society guidelines/protocols, government sources, etc should be referenced.
- A complete American Medical Association (AMA) style citation for each should be compiled in a Reference List at the end of the article.
- In-text callouts should also include references that are used for figures/graphics/tables and should be numbered sequentially in the order they appear in the text. o For example, if the callout of reference #10 occurs just before the callout for Figure 1, the reference for Figure 1 should be reference #11.
- Please do not use End Note or other referencing software.
- More specific information/examples of AMA Style referencing information is available upon request.
Maintaining Fair Balance
- We do our best to fair/balance in terms of not showing favoritism for one product or manufacturer over another (be it a drug maker or machinery manufacturer), and in order to do so, we try to ensure that any products that are mentioned/discussed equally.
- If you feel discussing a specific drug, therapy, imaging contrast, or imaging product, etc. is warranted, please be sure that an opposing product of the same type is discussed equally whenever possible.
- If discussing an opposing product is not appropriate or possible, please use generic drug and/or product names.
- If you plan on including product images as part of your article, please be sure the manufacturer name/logo is not visible or is hidden (we can also do this for you).
Formatting and Editing
Your article will undergo thorough formatting and editing by eRADIMAGING's Editorial Director prior to Editorial Board and accreditor review. However, we ask that you do the following prior to submission:
- Perform a thorough spell check to ensure that all technical terms and phrases are clinically accurate.
- Spell out all acronyms/abbreviations used in the text as necessary.
- Double check that data, statistics, protocols, or cited information in the text is accurate. Please do a quick cross check of this information prior to sending in your article.
Any additional editing and formatting that you wish to do prior to submission is always appreciated. Specifications for formatting and editing requirements are available upon request if this is something you would like to do on your own (for which we thank you!).
We hope this answers your questions, but feel free to contact us with any other questions you might have!