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Focus and Scope

The purpose of the Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology is the publication of articles dealing with diagnostic and interventional radiology, related imaging techniques, allied sciences, and continuing education.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.


Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher, Ubiquity Press, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Ubiquity Press journals are indexed by the following services:

CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCOHost, and Google Scholar. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

JBSR content is also indexed in Web of Science (Science Citation Index Expanded), Scopus and PubMed Central.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing support@ubiquitypress.com or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.


History

From volumes 1 to 98 the Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology was published as JBR-BTR (ISSN: 0302-7430 / 1780-2393). From 99(1) the journal is published as the Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology (ISSN: 2514-8281), by Ubiquity Press

The Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology (JBSR) is the new alias of JBR-BTR, a journal established over one hundred years ago.
Founded in 1905 by the Belgian Society of Radiology, the Journal belge de Radiologie, was designed to publish its activities in all medical applications of X-rays and was the first radiology journal published in French.

The journal’s publication frequency of six issues per volume was only interrupted during the First and the Second World Wars and resumed in 1947 with the same title, design and content, including nuclear medicine, but now with a more structured editorial board and with international openings through exchanges with institutional libraries worldwide.

In the 1950’s, in accordance with the evolution of the Belgian Society of Radiology which became bi-communitarian and Royal in 1956 and international in its policy, a process of transformation of the journal began first with the publication of papers in the two national languages (French and Dutch), and subsequently in English. Between 1956 and 1965, the Journal belge de Radiologie was jointly published by the Société Royale Belge de Radiologie- Koninglijke Belgisch Vereniging voor Radiologie (SRBR-KBVR) and the Dutch Society of Radiology.

In 1972, the title of the Journal became bilingual: Journal belge de Radiologie-Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Radiologie and was changed into its acronym JBR-BTR in 1985 and thus remained unchanged until June 2015.
In 1976, the Journal became trilingual with more papers written in English than in the two national languages, and soon the table of content, abstracts, keywords, figures captions and guidelines were only published in English. The international A4 format was adopted in 1984.

In the late 1990’s, the JBR-BTR had evolved into an English written Journal fostering the international recruitment of manuscripts.
In 1995, the content of the Journal was restricted to diagnostic radiology after radiotherapists and nuclear physicians had founded their own societies.
From 2010 onwards, an electronic version of the JBR-BTR was also available on the website of the Society.

In 2013 the SRBR-KBVR merged with the Belgian Union of Radiology, a professional organization, to become the new Belgian Society of Radiology preceding the latest transformation including a change in title of its Journal. In 2015, the JBSR is in renaissance as an electronic Journal only with open access and the remaining motto of “a national Journal with a global perspective”.


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