• Hans-Joachim Wagner, MD, PhD: 1999 Eyler Editorial Fellow

  • Questions and Answers for Potential RSNA Editorial Fellows

    For whom might the editorial fellowship be of interest?
    Radiologists who have an interest in administrative journalistic activities—for example, reviewing scientific manuscripts and serving as Editor of radiological scientific journals—are best suited for the fellowship. The underlying idea is to give interested radiologists a better insight and a better understanding of the editorial process involved in publishing two of the major radiological journals: Radiology and RadioGraphics. Ideally, the candidate already has some experience reviewing scientific and educational manuscripts.
    However, the editorial fellowship goes far beyond the prospects of reviewing. During the fellowship, the participant will be closely involved in the editorial process of publishing Radiology and RadioGraphics. The 2 weeks spent at the Editorial Office of Radiology and the week spent at the Editorial Office of RadioGraphics will teach the fellow basic principles of reviewing manuscripts, selecting manuscripts for publication, and blending articles together for a particular issue.

    The week spent at the RSNA Publications Office is probably the most unexpected and astonishing portion of the fellowship. The copyediting aspect of publication of radiological articles is largely not understood by the authors or by the reviewers. It is most interesting to gain insight in this process and everything else involved to create from accepted manuscripts a printed copy of the journal. The last week of the fellowship spent at the Annual Meeting of the RSNA provides deeper knowledge of the committee work, for example, meeting with members of the editorial board and meeting with the journal reviewers in order to get feedback and new ideas.

    In what ways is the editorial fellowship worthwhile for international radiologists?
    To the best of my knowledge, there is no comparable journalistic fellowship in Radiology available in other countries. Furthermore, most editors of radiological journals worldwide are not trained for their job. The RSNA Editorial Fellowship is a wonderful and unique opportunity to gain information on medical journal activities on a professional level. This allows future or potential editors of radiological journals to slowly grow into this important and demanding position. The experiences from the editorial fellowship can be transferred to the home country of the fellow. This not only leads to personal benefits, but it improves the journal activities of the country. Especially in this regard, I recommend the fellowship.

    Is the editorial fellowship worth spending 4 to 5 weeks away from the home department?
    Most definitely. Many possible candidates might fear the rather long time away from the department. However, as stated above, the rewards of the fellowship—which means heavy work, especially at the Radiology Editorial Office—are so manifold and of such a degree that these will probably be some of the most intensive weeks in the life of a radiologist.


    Hans-Joachim Wagner, MD, PhD Professor of Interventional Radiology Charité, University Hospital Berlin, Germany

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Discounted Dues: Eligible North American Countries 
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Netherlands Antilles
St. Vincent & Grenadines
Country    Country    Country 
Afghanistan   Grenada   Pakistan
Albania   Guatemala   Papua New Guinea
Algeria   Guinea   Paraguay
Angola   Guinea-Bissau   Peru
Armenia   Guyana   Phillippines
Azerbaijan   Haiti   Rwanda
Bangladesh   Honduras   Samoa
Belarus   India   Sao Tome & Principe
Belize   Indonesia   Senegal
Benin   Iran   Serbia
Bhutan   Iraq   Sierra Leone
Bolivia   Jordan   Solomon Islands
Bosnia & Herzegovina   Jamaica   Somalia
Botswana   Kenya   South Africa
Bulgaria   Kiribati   South Sudan
Burkina Faso   Korea, Dem Rep (North)   Sri Lanka
Burundi   Kosovo   St Lucia
Cambodia   Kyrgyzstan   St Vincent & Grenadines
Cameroon   Laos\Lao PDR   Sudan
Cape Verde   Lesotho   Swaziland
Central African Republic   Liberia   Syria
Chad   Macedonia   Tajikistan
China   Madagascar   Tanzania
Colombia   Malawi   Thailand
Comoros   Maldives   Timor-Leste
Congo, Dem. Rep.   Mali   Togo
Congo, Republic of   Marshall Islands   Tonga
Cote d'Ivoire   Mauritania   Tunisia
Djibouti   Micronesia, Fed. Sts.   Turkmenistan
Dominica   Moldova   Tuvalu
Domicican Republic   Mongolia   Uganda
Ecuador   Montenegro   Ukraine
Egypt   Morocco   Uzbekistan
El Salvador   Mozambique   Vanuatu
Eritrea   Myanmar   Vietnam
Ethiopia   Namibia   West Bank & Gaza
Fiji   Nepal   Yemen
Gambia, The   Nicaragua   Zambia
Georgia   Niger   Zimbabwe
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