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  • Kimberly Applegate, MD, MS: 2000 Eyler Editorial Fellow

  • The RSNA Editorial Fellowship program is a wonderful educational opportunity that I recommend with great enthusiasm. The structure of the RSNA Editorial Fellowship is highly organized, comprehensive, and fun. It is part apprenticeship and part site visit. There are detailed itineraries, scheduled meetings at each site, structured time for questions and feedback, and a binder or two of information about each site's work processes and selected references from the publishing literature.

    The editorial fellowship allowed me to understand the editorial process from the time a manuscript arrives in the Radiology or RadioGraphics office to its publication in a journal issue. It is a complex process involving many people and skills. I have great respect for these dedicated people who perform many tasks unseen by readers of our journals. In doing this fellowship, I wanted to become a more knowledgeable editor, manuscript reviewer, author, and reader of the Radiology literature. Along the way, I learned a number of other interesting things about research, ethics, journalism, the practice of Radiology, and the potential of electronic media being incorporated into the publication of Radiology and RadioGraphics. 

    This fellowship was an enriching experience in many ways. I learned a great deal from each segment of the experience, as well as from my non-North American co-Fellow, Dr Stephan Grampp. One of the things I most enjoyed was the opportunity to have direct mentorship from dedicated, outstanding editors in Drs Anthony Proto and William Olmsted. Dr Proto provided many insights into the editorial work and decision making, the ethics of publication, and personal communications in dealing with authors, reviewers, and office staff. He involved us in his day-to-day work when questions from reviewers and authors came into the office. He would ask what we would do in a certain situations while maintaining confidentiality. While at the Radiology editorial office, in Richmond, Va, I took a "field trip" to the Cadmus printing facility. It was invaluable in that it helped me to understand better the reasons for certain publication practices, printing schedules, costs, and current trends in practice from hard copy to electronic manipulation of the figures, tables, and graphics. 

    While at the RadioGraphics editorial office, I observed Dr Olmsted's boundless enthusiasm for the journal. He described the selection of educational material at the RSNA meeting, how manuscripts are processed, and differences between the goals, format, and production of RadioGraphics and those of Radiology. 

    At the RSNA headquarters, I enjoyed demonstrations and discussions about the advertising, electronic publishing, copyrights, figure and table sizing/formatting, and copyediting issues of journal publication. The managing editors discussed their philosophy and roles in interacting with the Radiology and RadioGraphics editorial offices. I valued the exchange of information and sharing of ideas in a very open format, and the professional attitudes and extensive experience of the RSNA staff. Now, I have a deep appreciation for the editorial publication process for Radiology and RadioGraphics. 

     

    Kimberly Applegate, MD, MS Associate Professor of Radiology Indiana University

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Discounted Dues: Eligible North American Countries 
Belize
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatamala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Netherlands Antilles
Nicaragua
Panama
St.Lucia
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
Ghana   Nigeria    

Legacy Collection 2
Radiology Logo
RadioGraphics Logo 
Tier 1

  • Bed count: 1-400
  • Associate College: Community, Technical, Further Education (UK), Tribal College
  • Community Public Library (small scale): general reference public library, museum, non-profit administration office

Tier 2

  • Bed count: 401-750
  • Baccalaureate College or University: Bachelor's is the highest degree offered
  • Master's College or University: Master's is the highest degree offered
  • Special Focus Institution: theological seminaries, Bible colleges, engineering, technological, business, management, art, music, design, law

Tier 3

  • Bedcount: 751-1,000
  • Research University: high or very high research activity without affiliated medical school
  • Health Profession School: non-medical, but health focused

Tier 4

  • Bed count: 1,001 +
  • Medical School: research universities with medical school, including medical centers

Tier 5

  • Consortia: academic, medical libraries, affiliated hospitals, regional libraries and other networks
  • Corporate
  • Government Agency and Ministry
  • Hospital System
  • Private Practice
  • Research Institute: government and non-government health research
  • State or National Public Library
  • Professional Society: trade unions, industry trade association, lobbying organization