All manuscripts must be submitted online, via our submission system “Editorial Manager”.

Please read the submission guidelines for your article type carefully when preparing your manuscript. Contact the Editorial Office if you have any questions.

Submissions welcome on…

  • Biomathematics and computer modelling
  • New contrast materials, tracers and theranostics
  • Experimental models of human disease
  • Metabolic and functional imaging
  • Image reconstruction, post-processing and fusion imaging
  • Information technology and teleradiology
  • Methodology and statistics
  • Physics in radiology, radiobiology, and radioprotection
  • Imaging biomarkers, radiomics and radiogenomics
  • Innovations in interventional radiology
  • Molecular and hybrid imaging
  • Novel imaging modalities/techniques

FAQ – Article Processing Charges

Do I have to pay article processing charges?

All articles published in European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services we provide. This includes provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. The APC, payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication, is charged to either you, or your funder, institution or employer.

Who - when - how?

The corresponding author of the manuscript is responsible for making or arranging the payment (for instance, via your institution) upon editorial acceptance of the manuscript.
Upon editorial acceptance of an article, the corresponding author will be notified that payment is due. You need to arrange payment unless a waiver has been granted, or your institution or employer is covering the cost through the Springer Open Membership Programme.
Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer. Please note that payment other than by credit card carries an administrative surcharge of (GBP) £50.

Funding options

If you come from a low-income country, charges are routinely waived. For other countries, APC waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. If you wish to request a waiver, please select in the submission process the option “I would like to request a waiver…” and enter your reason in the provided field.

Institutional funding:
Over 500 institutions worldwide have joined the SpringerOpen Membership Program and financially support open access by paying some or all of the APCs on behalf of their researchers. Check if your institution is a Member here. In the submission process, please select “I believe that I am covered by an institutional membership arrangement…” followed by the option ‘Select institution from a list’ and choose your respective institution.

ESR Sponsorship:
The ESR will cover the APC costs for corresponding authors who are active ESR members, if none of the funding options above are applicable. In your submission process, please select “I believe that I am covered by an institutional membership arrangement…” followed by the option ‘Select institution from a list’ and choose ‘European Society of Radiology (ESR)’.
Once you have started your submission, please contact the society ( for the SpringerOpen account number (in this case a ‘sponsorship code’)  required. The editorial office will check to make sure none of the other options provided are applicable before sending the required sponsorship code.