More than the Sum of Its Parts

Find out about the resources the JACR® has to offer.


May 2015

As the only peer-reviewed journal published by the College, the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) is unlike any tome among the hundreds of radiology journals currently in publication. Although it doesn’t cover strictly clinical cases, it contains a wealth of radiology information that many find important and influential.

With an impact factor of 2.865, the JACR ranks among the top 50 imaging journals evaluated by Thompson Reuters.
But did you know that in addition to its myriad articles — ranging from how to navigate the difficult topic of incidental findings to the impact of breast density legislation in California — JACR features more than just what you see in print? During the past year or so, JACR has ramped up its efforts to provide timely and important resources to its readership. Here are some new features that you may not know about.

Informatics Resource Center. Released in early 2015, this curated website is a clearinghouse of information that anyone involved in some aspect of informatics should be aware of. It features 11 different channels of resources including Clinical Decision Support, Meaningful Use, Mobile Devices, and Imaging 3.0.

JACR Collections. Located under the pulldown menu “Collections” on the newly redesigned homepage, the collections are customized groups of articles related to some of the most popular topics in radiology. New collections include Incidental Findings, Lung Cancer, and Practice Quality Improvement.

#JACR Tweet Chats. If you haven’t jumped on the Twitter bandwagon, you may be missing out on some important professional opportunities to connect with patients, technologists, hospital administrators, and others who currently contribute to the shaping of radiology’s future. Through monthly discussions dubbed “tweet chats,” which began in 2014 and usually take place on the 4th Thursday of each month, radiology stakeholders from all walks of life meet to share unique perspectives, resources, and strategies on specific topics.

These examples provide only a few of the solid, content-rich resources that JACR offers. Check out for videos, CME credit information, and the most recently published articles.

By Brett Hansen, Senior Managing Editor, ACR Press

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