Journal of the American College of Radiology Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Publication

Strong growth in both print circulation and website usage for JACR

New York, January 13, 2009 – Elsevier and the American College of Radiology are pleased to announce the publication of the fifth anniversary issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, which was sent this week to more than 29,000 subscribers, including ACR members and other radiologists and radiation oncologists, physicists and nuclear medicine practitioners, radiology business managers, corporations and others involved in the practice of radiology.

Since the publication of its first issue in January 2004, JACR has impressed readers by publishing high-quality peer-reviewed articles on issues radiologists and related professionals face daily. Because these issues of practical importance to clinical practice, practice management, health services research and policy and education have not been well addressed in other peer-reviewed journals, JACR has quickly found a loyal readership.

In the 5 years since its launch, JACR has seen strong growth in both print circulation and website usage, as its readership and reputation have increased. In 2007, the National Library of Medicine accepted the journal for inclusion in PubMed/Medline, in recognition that the journal had attained a high level of quality and importance to the field in only its 4th year of publication. With the latest issue, the journal has begun offering CME credit related to published articles. Online readers will find expanded features and functions available, including options to bookmark and share articles and to customize email alerts of new content.

“We are proud of all that JACR has achieved over the past 5 years, and look forward to its future,” says Editor-in-Chief Bruce J. Hillman, MD. “In my editorial in the first issue in 2004, I wrote that I wanted the journal to ‘engender both thought and debate.’ I think our articles have been successful in this goal, and will continue to spark discussion across our rapidly evolving specialty.”

To view the January 2009 issue of JACR, visit www.jacr.org.

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About the ACR
The American College of Radiology is the nation’s leading organization representing radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, medical physicists and nuclear medicine physicians. For more than 80 years, the ACR has been health care’s recognized leader in all facets of radiology, offering its members valuable information and resources in the critical areas of education, research, quality and safety and advocacy to advance the profession and ensure the highest quality of radiological care for patients. Membership in ACR includes a subscription to JACR.

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