RESTON, Va.The Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology are now publishing articles online in advance of print publication to bring new research to readers at the earliest possible date, according to SNM, an international scientific and professional organization dedicated to advancing molecular imaging and therapy. The June issues of both SNM publications can now be viewed online.
"SNM believes it is vital to publish and disseminate important new scientific and clinical information at the earliest possible date to those in the molecular imaging and therapy and nuclear medicine community," said SNM President Martin P. Sandler, who speaks for more than 16,000 molecular imaging/nuclear medicine physician, technologist and scientist members. "JNMthe profession's most important and influential international journalwill now deliver significant, scholarly, peer-reviewed research faster; this is increasingly important as we see rapid advancements in molecular imaging and technology," he added.
"Time matters, and expedited, online, ahead-of-print publishing is important to bring to scientists and clinicians valuable information about molecular and nuclear imaging and therapy," noted Heinrich R. Schelbert, editor in chief of SNM's flagship journal. "Researchers need to quickly communicate their discoveries so that others may benefit from their results and cite publications," he added. SNM members and journal subscribers will be able to read the latest research one or two months in advance of print publication, said Schelbert. "JNM's acceptance-to-publication turnaround is already quite short, and publishing ahead of print shortens it even further," he added.
All published-ahead-of-print articles are considered officially published and are searchable. Each article may be cited using its unique digital object identifier (DOI), which the article will retain when published; all articles will remain on the JNM Web si
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Society of Nuclear Medicine