The JAOCR is now in its second year of publication and has made tremendous strides since its inception. Over the past year, the Journal has been approved for Category 1-B CME credits by the AOA and is now indexed through Google Scholar™; an application for indexing with Index Copernicus© is also currently under review. Our next goal is to submit for indexing in PubMed® once we are eligible in terms of the number of articles required. This would be an important milestone for the Journal, since only a handful of submissions are initially approved, and a Journal may only apply once every two to three years. I have no doubt that the scientific content of the Journal merits this prestigious indexing; hopefully, the reviewers will agree.
None of the accomplishments of the Journal would be possible without the behind-the-scenes work of the AOCR staff, particularly Ms. Jessica Roberts and Tammam Beydoun, D.O. These individuals spend countless hours copyediting and formatting each article in preparation for final publication. Ms. Pam Smith, AOCR Executive Director, has been crucial in identifying and coordinating with guest editors for the first round of issues prior to her well-deserved retirement. This Journal would not be possible without them.
The continued success of the JAOCR ultimately relies on the contributions from the members of the AOCR and their colleagues, since without contributors the Journal would cease to exist. If any individuals are interested in serving as guest editors for a subspecialty issue, please contact the AOCR at firstname.lastname@example.org. Guest editors recruit high-quality review articles, differential-based case reports, and Viewbox articles from experts in their subspecialty field. Guest editors then provide initial review and editing of each article prior to submission to the JAOCR. Although invited, all articles are subject to peer review and final acceptance by the JAOCR editorial staff.
It is a privilege to present the second Neuroimaging subspecialty issue of the JAOCR. In this issue, we have comprehensive review articles covering primary posterior fossa brain tumors in children and intradural spinal neoplasms. The differential-based case reports include high-yield reviews of suprasellar masses in adolescents and lesions of the petrous apex. The final Viewbox section includes images from interesting cases with short captions. I would like to thank the residents, fellows, and staff at Wilford Hall USAF Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, TX, and Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC, for contributing their time and expertise to this issue.
I hope that you find this issue of the JAOCR informative, practical, and educational. The contributors thoroughly enjoyed pooling their academic resources to put it together.
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OBrien WT SR. In this Issue: July 2013. J Am Osteopath Coll Radiol. 2013;2(3):1.
Dr. O'Brien is with the Department of Radiology, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA and the Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA. He is Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology.