GUIDELINES

 

Authors should submit a manuscript via HKAMedTrack.

 

The author warrants that the manuscript submitted is original, has not been published before, and that he or she has full power to make this grant. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors.

 

The author also warrants that the article contains no libellous or unlawful statements, and does not infringe the rights of others and he or she will indemnify the Journal of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists against any loss, injury, or expenses arising out of any breach of this warranty.

 

The author will obtain written permission from the copyright owners and acknowledge the sources in the manuscript if excerpts from copyrighted work are included.

 

CATEGORIES OF PAPERS

HKJR publishes various categories of articles. Each category serves a distinct purpose and is judged by different criteria.

 

Review Article

Scholarly analysis of recent developments in a specific topic. No new information is described, and no subjective opinion or personal experiences are expressed. Reviews are usually invited by the Editor-in-Chief.

 

Format: Abstracts can be structured or unstructured of ≤ 250 words. For structured abstract, headings should include: Objective(s), Methods, Results, Conclusion. The text is limited to 5000 words, with a maximum of 20 tables and figures (total), and up to 60 references.

 

Original Article

Provides new information based on original research. Includes prospective studies with in-depth statistical analysis, unique retrospective observations of a disease or disorder, and studies of novel applications of an interventional procedure or treatment method.

 

Format: A structured abstract of ≤ 250 words; headings should include: Objective(s), Methods, Results, Conclusion. The text is limited to 3500 words, with a maximum of 20 tables and figures (total), and up to 50 references.

 

Pictorial Essay

Teaching exercise with message in the figures and legends. Emphasis is on quality of the illustrations and clinical relevance of the message.

 

Format: An unstructured abstract of ≤ 250 words. The text is limited to 2500 words, with a maximum of 20 tables and figures (total), and up to 15 references.

 

Case Report

Brief discussion of a single case with unique features not previously described. A second case may be added to augment the discussion. The discussion should be succinct and focus on a specific message.

 

Format: An unstructured abstract of ≤ 150 words. The text is limited to 1500 words, with a maximum of 20 tables and figures (total), and up to 15 references.

 

Brief Communication

This includes post-meeting commentary, update on new imaging or therapeutic advances, brief description of a specific technique or procedure or new equipment. Teaching exercise aimed at describing a certain radiological or radiotherapeutic technique for trainees and practising radiologists is also welcome.

 

Format: An unstructured abstract of ≤ 150 words. The text is limited to 1500 words, with a maximum of 20 tables and figures (total), and up to 15 references.

 

Letter to the Editor

Short letter on any matter of interest to journal readers, including comments on an article that has previously appeared in the journal. The authors of the article commented on would be invited to reply.

 

Format: An abstract is not required. The text is limited to 500 words, with a maximum of 5 tables and figures (total), and up to 15 references.