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COVID-19 and impact on peer review
The Ultrasound Journal is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Since launching in 2009, the journal has undergone many changes - click through to see the milestones reached, and our most cited and accessed articles over the past 10 years.
Notice of Journal Title Change
We are pleased to announce that Critical Ultrasound Journal has changed its title to The Ultrasound Journal, as of 1st January 2019, to better reflect the scope of the journal.
To find out more about the recent change, please read our recent article on the SpringerOpen blog, by Prof Richard Hoppmann, President of WINFOCUS (World Interactive Network Focused On Critical UltraSound).
Aims and scope
The Ultrasound Journal is an international, peer-reviewed journal designed for clinicians using point-of-care ultrasound in any environment or setting. The Ultrasound Journal is the official publication of WINFOCUS (World Interactive Network Focused on Critical UltraSound), the world's leading scientific organization committed to developing point-of-care ultrasound practice, research, education, technology and networking and addressing the global needs of patients, institutions, services and communities living in out-of-hospital and in-hospital critical scenarios. The journal publishes editorials, reviews, original articles, short communications and case reports and is open for publication of supplements and abstracts of scientific meetings. By reaching audiences around the world, it plays a key role in bringing ultrasound to the patient's bedside, where this technique can make the greatest difference. The journal considers manuscripts within the fields of human health and it is open to contributions on the usefulness of ultrasound in animal care.
The publication costs for the articles published in The Ultrasound Journal are partially sponsored by the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical UltraSound (WINFOCUS), so Society members do not need to pay the article-processing charge following acceptance of their manuscript. The Editorial Board acts independently of the sponsoring support. Each submitted article undergoes peer review following the common established editorial and ethical standards in publishing.
If you have no funds to cover the Article Processing Charge (APC) and would like to apply for a waiver of the APC, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.
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The Ultrasound Journal is affiliated with the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical UltraSound (WINFOCUS)
Annual Journal Metrics
70 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
70 days to first decision for all manuscripts
137 days from submission to acceptance
33 days from acceptance to publication
1.446 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.625 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
0.1 - Citescore
721 Altmetric Mentions
- ISSN: 2524-8987 (electronic)