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Aims and scope

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 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 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 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.

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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.


  1. Authors: Francisco Alves, Inês F. Antunes, Emiliano Cazzola, Frederik Cleeren, Bart Cornelissen, Antonia Denkova, Jonathan Engle, Alain Faivre-Chauvet, Nic Gillings, Jeroen J. M. A. Hendrikx, Amir R. Jalilian, Nicholas P. van der Meulen, Renata Mikolajczak, Oliver C. Neels, Maroor R. A. Pillai, Raymond Reilly…

    Content type: Review

  1. Authors: V. Radchenko, J. W. Engle, C. Roy, J. Griswold, M. F. Nortier, E. R. Birnbaum, M. Brugh, S. Mirzadeh, K. D. John, M. E. Fassbender, Chuangyan Zhai, Gerben M. Franssen, Milos Petrik, Peter Laverman, Clemens Decristoforo, Ait-Mohand Samia…

    Content type: Meeting abstracts

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    37 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts
    36 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    95 days from submission to acceptance
    35 days from acceptance to publication

    41 Altmetrics Mentions

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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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