About This Journal


  • Global Radiology
  • Open Access
  • Fees
  • Copyright and Author Rights
  • Measuring Impact
  • Abstracting and Indexing
  • Awards
  • Digital Preservation
  • Publication Statement
  • Additional Information
  • Global Radiology

    Global radiology is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology focused on access to medical imaging and diagnostic services on a global scale. Specifically, global radiology seeks to better understand and alleviate obstacles to obtaining medical imaging services, including shortages in diagnostic equipment and trained personnel, in resource-poor regions. The scope of global radiology is broad and multidisciplinary, incorporating research from many fields and sectors including public health, health policy, economic and infrastructure development, medical education and biomedical equipment manufacturing.

    Individual radiologists and institutions have long been working to improve access to medical imaging in the developing world. The documentation of their achievements, and publication of articles, announcements, available funding, programs, and other topics of global radiology, have been scattered in the literature, and generally published under “international radiology,” “radiology outreach,” or as undifferentiated papers. The Journal of Global Radiology (JGR) (ISSN 2372-8418) is the first academic journal to specialize in global radiology. JGR's core mission is to provide a forum for the global radiology community, fostering both dialogue and collaboration on issues related to global access to medical imaging.

    Open Access

    The Journal of Global Radiology provides immediate open access to its content. JGR editors believe making research freely available to the public best benefits research, scholars, education, and society.


    The Journal of Global Radiology does not charge subscription, submission, or author fees.

    Authors of original work accepted for publication in Journal of Global Radiology grant first publication rights to JGR but retain ownership of the copyright of their content. Authors retain the right to self-archive any version of their work (preprint, accepted manuscript, or final publisher version) on preprint servers, subject-specific repositories, institutional repositories, or their own website, alongside a link to the DOI or URL of the published article on the JGR website.

    Authors are responsible for obtaining the rights to use third party materials prior to submission.

    All content in the Journal of Global Radiology, unless otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, reproduction and adaptation in any medium and for any purpose provided that it is properly attributed. Authors may request a different Creative Commons license during the submission process.

    For attribution, the author(s), article title, publication source (Journal of Global Radiology) and either DOI or URL of the article must be cited. For example:
    Originally published in: Mendel JB. COVID-19 Pandemic and Radiology: Facts, Resources, and Suggestions for Near-term Protocols. Journal of Global Radiology 2020;6(1):1100. https://doi.org/10.7191/jgr.2020.1100

    Measuring Impact

    The “Readership Activity Map" on the Journal of Global Radiology home page allows visitors to see a visualization of full-text downloads in real time to demonstrate global reach and impact. Download metrics for individual papers display on the article landing page and are updated daily. For context, visitors are also able to see the date the paper was first posted. Metrics will not display for papers that have fewer than 10 downloads. All authors automatically receive monthly email reports containing general download statistics for articles published in the Journal of Global Radiology. The email reports include a link to more detailed information for authors interested in learning more.

    The journal Impact Factor derived by Clarivate (formerly Thomson Reuters) is currently the bibliometric indicator most commonly used by researchers and research management. Clarivate evaluates journals against 28 separate criteria before issuing an Impact Factor for a specific journal. After fulfilling these criteria, JGR will be submitted for evaluation for an Impact Factor.

    Abstracting and Indexing

    JGR is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Google Scholar, and Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, and will eventually be submitted for indexing to MEDLINE.


    Dr. Sarwat Hussain, MD, Editor-in-Chief and founder of the Journal of Global Radiology, was honored with the 2020 Global Humanitarian Award by the American College of Radiology® Foundation (ACRF). Read the ACRF press release and the news story by the Department of Radiology at UMass Chan Medical School.

    Digital Preservation

    The publisher utilizes the bepress Archive service with Amazon's Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to create permanent archives for the purpose of ensuring long-term availability and accessibility of journal content.

    Publication Statement

    This journal is published by the Department of Radiology, UMass Chan Medical School in collaboration with UMass Chan's Lamar Soutter Library through its eScholarship@UMassChan publishing and repository system.

    Journal of Global Radiology
    Department of Radiology
    UMass Chan Medical School
    55 North Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01655, USA

    Additional Information