For authors

Peer review process

As of January 2023, European Radiology Experimental uses a single-blinded peer review process, where manuscripts sent to reviewers are no longer be anonymized or blinded, but reviewers’ names continue to be unknown to authors.

Preparing your manuscript

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.

ORCID-ID required for corresponding authors

To enhance transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, it is now required for corresponding authors of every submission to provide an ORCID iD. In case of not having an account, registration is free of charge and can be done at

Guidelines for the use of large language models by authors, reviewers, and editors

  • AI or AI-assisted tools do not qualify as authors, only humans do.
  • Authors are fully responsible for the entire content of their work.
  • Authors are fully responsible for correctly labelling and disclosing which parts of their work has been created by or in assistance of AI:
    • AI-tools used to generate results must be described in detail in the methods section.
    • AI-tools used for writing and content editing must be disclosed in the acknowledgements.
  • Reviewers and editors are obliged to confidentiality and should not upload manuscripts to software or AI-assisted tools where confidentiality cannot be assured.

A detailed statement will be published in all ESR journals in January 2024.

Considered submission topics

  • 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

For submissions outside these topics, please send a pre-submisison inquiry, which will be reviewed by the Editor in Chief.


Article Processing Charges

European Radiology Experimental is a gold open access journal, publishing all articles completely free to access. This also means that article processing charges (APCs) apply to all accepted manuscripts.
Many institutions have SpringerOpen membership agreements with our publisher (see here) or consider other funding options (see here).
Please contact if you have any questions in this regard.



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?

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.
The APC for publication in European Radiology Experimental is £ 1,890 / US$ 2,790 / € 2,290 (for 2024) excl. VAT or local taxes.

If the corresponding author’s institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). The publisher routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see the article processing charge page.

SpringerOpen provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit the OA funding and policy support page to view a list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about the email support service.

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.

After acceptance

After the Editorial Office has prepared and sent the files of accepted manuscripts to production, the corresponding author will receive an e-mail request to balance the Article Processing Charges or initiate coverage via an institution. After the payment process is concluded, technical production and typesetting starts. Once finished, galley proofs will be provided, first to the corresponding author, and then to the Editorial Office for final release to online publication.
Authors should make their proof corrections in the online system provided, checking that the text is complete and that all figures and tables are included. Once the article is available online, any changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum/a Correction, which will be hyperlinked to the article.
At galley proof stage, the author is entitled to formal corrections only. Substantial changes in content, e.g. new results, corrected values, title and authorship are not allowed. Author and name changes after acceptance of an article are subject to review and approval by the Editor in Chief and the publisher’s research integrity team.