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  • Stephan Grampp, MD, PhD: 2000 Eyler Editorial Fellow

  • The fellowship—with time spent at the Radiology Editorial Office in Richmond, Va; the RadioGraphics Editorial Office in Washington, DC; and the RSNA Publications Office in Oak Brook, Ill—is an extensive learning experience. It has the character of a short apprenticeship in that it allows the fellow to get to know the workings of a scientific journal and a scientific organization, as well as the daily requirements in the life of a scientific Editor and editorial staff.

    During the different visits, the fellow spends time with the staff and scientific editors of both journals and with the staff at the RSNA Publications Office. Specifically, the fellows learns or gets to do the following:

    • Review different kinds of papers such as original research papers, review articles, and technical notes
    • Review papers from all radiological subspecialties
    • The system of paper filing and tracking
    • Answers to reviewers' requests
    • Check if appropriate changes were done by the authors upon request
    • Nonscientific workings of an editorial office
    • Space requirements of an article and the journals in total
    • Principle of the impact factor
    • Specific techniques of reducing turnaround times in the review and printing process
    • Requirements for a figure and its appropriate space in a printed article (layout)
    • Correct placement of markers within a figure to support the illustration of important details as well as the correct use of captions
    • Printing facilities/factory
    • Choice of printing materials
    • Technical principles of printing and production tracking
    • Distribution and shipping process
    • Legal aspects of copyright and permission
    • Aspects of advertising and marketing
    • Inside view of the oncoming requirements of online journals and online education together with the CME online system
    Stephan Grampp, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Radiology University of Vienna