Foreword from the President IRIA: First issue of Case Reports in Clinical Radiology
How to cite this article: Bhatele P. Foreword from the president IRIA: First issue of case reports in clinical radiology. Case Rep Clin Radiol 2023;1:1.
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Case Reports in Clinical Radiology (CRCR) Journal: A peer-reviewed and radiology journal. Launched by the Scientific Scholar, CRCR aims to provide a dedicated high-quality and open-access platform for publishing rare case reports and case series. Case reports and case series are no longer accepted for publication in most of the indexed international and national journals in various disciplines. Even if they are accepted, the authors end up paying a huge submission and publication fees. This has resulted in lack of motivation and discouragement among the young budding radiologists and significant loss of radiology data. This was one reason this journal was born – to give the right, free of cost platform, and opportunity to publish radiology case reports.
The Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging, the official journal of the Indian Radiological Association, was born in 1947. The IJRI has won many awards for excellence in medical printing awarded by the Government of India and is rated as Best Journal among all medical journals in India. Due to high submission workload, competition for indexing and difficulty in rejecting case reports, Indian Radiological Association has taken a decision to start this new journal for radiology case reports which would cover diagnostic as well as interventional radiology.
CRCR seeks to foster academic communication and interdisciplinary clinicoradiological-pathological amalgamation of completely worked-up cases in various forms. The journal will cater to the academic needs of radiologists in training and radiologists practicing in rural as well as urban areas and will cover all aspects of subspecialized radiology.
CRCR will also act as an interactive forum for radiologists in training as we will try to incorporate multiple choice questions at the end of each case report which would make them prepare for competitive and advanced degree courses in radiology. I hope radiologists make good use of this journal and start submitting interesting cases which could provide platform for future research and collaborations.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Indian Radiological Association, Editor-in-chief, Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members, and Reviewers, contributing authors for making CRCR and this first issue possible. Special thanks to the Scientific Scholar publishing team for providing the platform and handling the manuscripts smoothly.