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EJNMMI Radiopharmacy and Chemistry publishes new research in the field of development of new imaging and radionuclide-based therapeutic agents for application in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. The journal provides a platform for chemists, pharmacists, biologists and basic scientists to present their views and scientific work. In addition, the journal provides insight into novel concepts of imaging or radionuclide-based therapeutic agent applications of relevance for the whole molecular imaging community.

The journal reports original research articles, review papers, guidelines on the application of imaging or radionuclide therapy agents, editorials, and letters to the editor. Research articles on novel production methods of radionuclides, novel radiochemistry, new radiopharmaceuticals including their first biological evaluation, molecular imaging agents including optical imaging, MRI, and hybrid probes, are the main focus of the journal. To foster daily practice in the community the journal stimulates submission regarding best practice and harmonization of methodologies. To translate imaging and radionuclide therapy agents to the clinic, legislative issues related to their production and safety can be presented as well in the form of guidelines or position papers.
To further serve the community the journal publishes abstracts of radiopharmaceutical-oriented congresses.


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EJNMMI Radiopharmacy and Chemistry is a new journal within the EJNMMI family to publish research in the field of new imaging and radionuclide-based therapeutic agents that can be applied in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. There is a great need for better and more specific imaging agents for better diagnosis and understanding of disease. This will finally enable improvement of patient treatment. The combination of different molecular imaging modalities to obtain the optimal diagnostic information will be bolstered by the development of hybrid imaging probes. The number of applications of radionuclide therapy is increasing and more effective radiotherapeutic agents are urgently needed. Thus it can be concluded that radiopharmacy and radiochemistry are very essential for the development of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and for its position in personalized medicine.

This new journal provides an ideal platform for chemists, pharmacists and basic scientists to promote science, but also to exchange opinions and to provide updates on developments that have an effect on the availability of imaging agents for the clinic, such as regulatory aspects. By accepting original research articles, review papers, guidelines on the application of imaging or radionuclide therapy agents, editorials, and letters to the editor I hope to establish a unique platform for our community.

Philip H. Elsinga, Editor-in-Chief University of Groningen

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 4.4
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.7
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.356
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.869

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 12
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 44

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 342,661
    Altmetric mentions: 51

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