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  • Rüdiger von KummerEmail author

Dear Readers, Authors, Reviewers, Editors and Members of the Editorial Board of Neuroradiology,

2018 was a busy year for Neuroradiology with more than 50 submissions each month. My thanks goes to the authors for their submissions covering all fields of our medical specialty. In addition to publishing 127 original contributions with topics ranging from transcriptomic analysis of endothelial cells after thrombectomy [1] to a proposal for a new classification of schizencephalies [2] to the burning question, “Should you stop wearing neckties?” [3], we also published two editorials, five comprehensive reviews, one continuous education paper, and 10 letters to the Editor. I thank our reviewers for their advice in selecting the best science and helping authors to recognize and surmount manuscript weaknesses. I thank the Editorial Office, Springer’s Technical Team, and the Editors for handling submissions in a timely fashion and for overseeing the peer review process from inviting expert reviewers to writing the final decision letter. I thank our publisher, Springer Nature, for its support in all questions of publication ethics and for preparing and organizing meetings with the Editors and the Editorial Board. I thank the members of the Editorial Board for suggesting hot topics to be published and their readiness to review for our journal. My special thanks go to those members who have served for six or more years on our Editorial Board and will now retire to create space for new members.

Finally, I thank the European Society of Neuroradiology and Springer Nature for electing me as Editor-in-Chief for another term. I think we are on par with other journals in our field dedicated to supporting scientific integrity by following fundamental principles of professional publishing. Last but not least, I thank my Editor-in-Chief predecessor, Professor Guy Wilms, who published articles in 2015 and 2016, which have helped to increase our 2017 impact factor from 2.093 to 2.346.


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    Jaff N, Grankvist R, Muhl L, Chireh A, Sandell M, Jonsson S, Arnberg F, Eriksson U, Holmin S (2018) Transcriptomic analysis of the harvested endothelial cells in a swine model of mechanical thrombectomy. Neuroradiology 60:759–768. CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Griffiths PD (2018) Schizencephaly revisited. Neuroradiology 60(9):945–960. CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Luddecke R, Lindner T, Forstenpointner J, Baron R, Jansen O, Gierthmuhlen J (2018) Should you stop wearing neckties?-wearing a tight necktie reduces cerebral blood flow. Neuroradiology 60(8):861–864. CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute and Policlinic of Diagnostic and Interventional NeuroradiologyUniversitätsklinikum DresdenDresdenGermany

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