Journal Editor's Fall 2011 Update

Dr. Donald E. Thrall, DVM, PhD, Editor-in-Chief

New Editor. Dr. Jeryl Jones was appointed the new Editor-In-Chief of the journal, effective January 1, 2013. In the interim, Dr. Jones will work with existing journal staff to learn the technical aspects of journal management and gain an understanding of how editorial matters are handled currently.

Impact Factor. The journal’s Impact Factor increased very slightly from 1.055 to 1.107. The ranking in the Veterinary Sciences category decreased slightly from 52/145 to 53/145; four new titles were added last year. The highest ranking Veterinary Science journal is Veterinary Research (IF=3.765). Journals with an impact factor similar to Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound are Vet Comp Oncol (IF=1.127), Vet Ophthalmol (IF=1.125) and Vet Comp Orthopaed (IF=1.064).

Associate Editors. The terms of Dr. Val Samii, an ACVR representative, and Dr. Martin Sullivan, an ECVDI representative, expire at the end of 2011. Thanks are extended to these two individuals for their dedicated support of the journal. Dr. Wilfred Mai, representing the ACVR, and Dr. Henri van Bree, representing the ECVDI, will join the slate of Associate Editors in January, 2012. Thanks to these two people for agreeing to serve in this important capacity.

Resident-Author Award. There were 24 eligible submissions this year. The ACVR should be proud of the interest in this award. This year the submissions came from the following disciplines: radiology, radiation oncology, surgery, neurology and EMCC. Associate Editors rank all eligible papers and the author with the mean low score is the winner. The winning author for 2011 was Dr. Jantra Suran for the paper “Contrast Enhancement of Extradural Compressive Material on Magnetic Resonance Imaging”. The honorarium for the resident-authored award is $500.

Senior Student Award. Twenty-seven ACVR Senior Student Awards were presented this Spring. There were 24 awards in the U.S., and 3 in Canada. Each recipient, as selected by members of the school's radiology department, received an award certificate, a one-year subscription to Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, and a voucher for complementary registration a future ACVR annual meeting.

Journal Supplement. The neuroimaging supplement has been published. Dr. Lamb, as guest Editor, did an outstanding job in compiling this issue and in bringing it to press on time.