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Concepts in Magnetic Resonance

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Senior Managing Editor:

Daniel D. Traficante

Lois Polese

Manuscript Administrator:

111 River Street, 8-02

Carol Obriot

Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Telephone: 201-748-5951

Van Wyck, SC 29744-0096

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E-mail: lpolese@wiley.com

Email: concepts_magn_reson_prt_a@nmrconcepts.org

Website: www.interscience.wiley.com


Magnetic Resonance Engineering (MRE) is an international journal devoted to the publication of original investigations concerned with the hardware and software of the engineering and physics aspects of magnetic resonance instrumentation. Articles concerned with both clinical and analytical systems are within the scope of the journal.

The target audience is those professionally concerned with signal transduction in magnetic resonance. This includes researchers from the academic, industrial, governmental and medical communities, who are involved in building new equipment or in modifying existing devices. Although the majority of the articles are likely to be related to medical applications, submission of articles containing non-medical or analytical applications is encouraged. When appropriate, a reasonable attempt should be made to make the articles comprehensible to engineers in other fields; for example, acoustic engineers and those engaged in all forms of communications.


MRE publishes four types of articles:

Research Articles. Full research papers should be as concise as possible without sacrificing documentation of results. For studies on humans, a clear statement must be provided on the use of informed consent and that the study was conducted after Human Experimentation Review by the relevant committee.

Pedagogical and Review Articles. Pedagogical articles must not only be scientifically sound, but must also have an exceptionally clear pedagogical approach and delivery. Review articles should be concise and be critical assessments of a rapidly developing area. For both of these types of articles, special reviewers will be solicited, and authors must contact the Editor-in-Chief concerning the suitability of the subject before submitting a manuscript

Notes. Articles containing pertinent and interesting observations, and reports on new observations or studies that do not justify a full research article will be considered for the Notes section. Length should not exceed 4000 words (3 printed journal pages.) These articles will undergo full peer review.

Letters to the Editor. Comments on published papers and controversial issues will be considered for publication as Letters to the Editor. Letters may be peer reviewed.


All papers will be assessed initially by the Editor, and then sent for external review to experts in the field. When a decision is reached, a decision letter will be sent to the authors, including the comments of the referee(s). To aid in the peer review, authors are invited to suggest potential reviewers of their paper and are asked to include the potential reviewer’s contact information in their cover letter. The receipt of the manuscript will be acknowledged by e-mail and the assigned manuscript number will be provided at that time.

Authors submitting a manuscript to Magnetic Resonance Engineering agree that the work is original in presentation and content, has not been published elsewhere (including being posted on any site on the internet), nor is simultaneously under submission as a complete paper with another journal. Publication in any reasonably retrievable source constitutes prior publication, but meeting abstracts or preprints do not. If parts of the manuscript have been presented at a scientific meeting, this should be indicated on the title page.


Manuscripts must be submitted to the Editor in a word file (doc or rtf), for text and tables, and a TIFF, EPS file for figures.

Manuscripts must be written in English. Improper use of the English language will weaken the presentation. All text is to be typed double spaced. Every page of the submitted manuscript is to be numbered. Manuscripts are not limited to a specific number of pages. In some instances, however, lengthy manuscripts may need to be broken into two or more parts. Multiple part manuscripts should be submitted in their entirety. A different abstract is required for each part. An introduction and summary are recommended for each part. The labeling of new equations, figures, tables and references should begin with the Roman numeral I in each part. In parts subsequent to Part I, equations referenced from earlier parts should be prefaced by the corresponding Roman numeral (i.e. equation 4 from Part I would be referenced [I-4], equation 10 from Part II would be referenced [II-10].

Title Page. The first page of the manuscript should contain the article title, all authors’ names and contact information. The corresponding author and contact information must be clearly indicated, and, if applicable, an alternate corresponding author with contact information should be provided.

Abstract. Following the title page, a 100 – 250 word abstract must be provided. This should concisely describe the substantive content. Because the abstract may be used directly by an abstracting service, it must be self-contained, having no references to formulas, equations, or bibliographic citations that appear in the body of the manuscript.

Key Words. A listing of key words must accompany all manuscripts. Key words are terms that are essential to the understanding of the text, and will become part of the Subject Index that appears annually in the October issue.

Titles of Sections. The use of headings (i.e. Introduction, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, etc.) should appear in capital letters. Subheadings also may be used and should appear in upper- and lower-case letters.

Symbols, Abbreviations and Acronyms. The American Chemical Society’s latest edition of the Handbook for Authors or the Style Manual of the American Institute of Physics are to be followed for standard abbreviations, names and symbols for units. If computer capability is not available, Greek letters or mathematical symbols may be identified in pencil in the margin. Acronyms and abbreviations must be written out where they first appear in the text, followed by the acronym or abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter, they may appear in their shortened forms.

Mathematical Expressions. Italicize all variables and leave constants in roman typeface. Vectors are bold roman.

Equations. All equations should be numbered consecutively. Complicated structural formulas must be submitted as figures.

Preparation of Figures. To ensure the highest quality print production, figures must be submitted in TIFF or eps format according to the following minimum resolutions:

  • 1200 dpi (dots per inch) for black and white line art (simple bar graphs, charts, etc.)
  • 300 dpi for halftones (black and white photographs)
  • 600 dpi for combination halftones (photographs that also contain line art such as labeling or thin lines)

Vector-based figures (usually created in Adobe Illustrator) should be submitted as EPS. Do not submit figures in the following formats: JPEG, GIF, Word, Excel, PDF, PowerPoint, or Lotus 1-2-3.

Graphs must show an appropriate grid scale. Each axis must be labeled with both the quantity measured and the unit of measurement.

Color figures must be submitted in a CMYK colorspace. Do not submit files as RGB. All color figures will be reproduced in full color in the online edition of the journal at no cost to authors. Authors are requested to pay the cost of reproducing color figures in print. Authors may submit color illustrations that highlight the text and convey essential scientific information. For best reproduction, bright, clear colors should be used.

To ensure that your digital graphics are suitable for print purposes, please go to RapidInspector ™ at http://rapidinspector.cadmus.com/wi/index.jsp. This free, stand-alone software application will help you to inspect and verify illustrations right on your computer.

Tables. Tables are to be numbered consecutively, be accurately grouped, and clearly labeled. Footnotes to the table are placed directly below each table and are indicated by superscript, lower-case, italic letters (a,b,c). No table should be longer than one journal page.

Footnotes. Authors are asked not to use footnotes within the text of the manuscript. All relevant material should be placed into the text of the manuscript.

References. Wiley’s Journal styles are in EndNote. This software product is recommended to journal authors to simplify and streamline the research process. Using EndNote’s bibliographic management tools enables you to search bibliographic databases, build and organize your reference collection, and then instantly output your bibliography in any Wiley journal style.

To download the reference style for this journal or to purchase a copy of EndNote, go to: www.interscience.wiley.com/jendnotes. For technical support or assistance using EndNote, visit: www.endnote.com/support or contact endnote@isiresearchsoft.com

Literature references are to be cited in order of appearance in the text by in-line, parenthesized, italic numerals. References to “unpublished” or “to be published” works should not be used. However, dissertations may be cited, and papers actually accepted may be referred to as “in press” if the name of the journal is included. Each reference should contain the authors’ initials, last names, article title (in quotes), journal name (italicized), year (bold), volume (italicized), and initial and final page numbers, in that order. The name of the journal should be abbreviated in the style of the most recent Chemical Abstracts Service Source index.


Journal references shall include the specified information listed in the following order: Authors, article title and subtitle, journal abbreviation, year, volume number in Arabic numerals, and inclusive pages.

1. Schweitzer D, Spiess HW. 1974. Nitrogen-15 NMR of pyridine in high magnetic fields. J Magn Reson 15:529–539.

Book references are listed as follows: Authors, title, edition (if other than the first), volume (if more than one), city, publisher, year, page(s).


2. Abragam A. The principles of nuclear magnetism. Oxford: Clarendon; 1961. 4 p.

Book chapter references are listed as: Authors of the chapter, title of the chapter, AIn:@ editors/authors of the book, title of the book, edition (if there are more than one), volume (if there are more than one), city, publisher, year, and inclusive pages of the chapter.


3. Luketich JD, Ginsberg RJ. Diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. In: Johnson BE, Johnson DH. Lung Cancer. New York: Wiley-Liss; 1995. p 103–33.


Theses are referenced as follows:

4. Kanter H. Title, Ph. D. Theses. University of California at San Francisco; December 1984.


Patents are referenced as follows:

5. Norman LO. Title, U.S. Patent 4 379 752. 1983.



On-line Submission

Prepare manuscript and illustrations in appropriate format (refer to “Manuscript Preparation” above). Go to the following submission site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cmra/ to create an account by clicking on the “Create an Account” button.

Carefully review the Instructions and Forms given at the site, and then let the system guide you through the submission process. Online help is available to you at all times during the process. The site allows you to exit and re-enter at any stage before finally “submitting” your work. It also allows you to monitor the progress of your manuscript throughout the review process by logging into the Author Center. All submissions are kept strictly confidential. For additional questions, please contact support@scholarone.com.

No article can be published unless accompanied by a signed publication agreement, which serves as a transfer of copyright from author to publisher. A copy of the agreement, executed and signed by the author, is required with each manuscript submission. If the article is a “work made for hire”, the agreement must be signed by the employer. A publication agreement may be obtained from the editor or the publisher. Only original papers will be accepted and copyright in published papers will be vested in the publisher. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce material that has appeared in another publication.

Accepted manuscripts become the permanent property of Magnetic Resonance Engineering and cannot be printed elsewhere without prior permission of the publisher.


Prepare manuscript and illustrations in appropriate format (refer to “Manuscript Preparation” above). A cover letter must accompany the manuscript clearly stating the corresponding author’s name, address, e-mail, phone and fax numbers as well as any recommendations for potential reviewers. For articles written by more than one author, an alternate corresponding author should be designated in the event the primary author cannot be reached. The address, e-mail, phone and fax numbers for this alternate should also be provided in the cover letter.


Accepted Manuscripts. When a manuscript is accepted for publication, the corresponding author is notified by e-mail, and the accepted manuscript is sent to the publisher for typesetting, copy-editing, and printing. A galley proof of the typeset and copy-edited version will be sent to the author via e-mail for approval. Any changes must be reported immediately to John Wiley. Any questions concerning the proofs may be directed to the editor=s office or the publisher.

Revised Manuscripts. With the revised manuscript, please provide a detailed list of changes that have been made as well as a listing of those suggestions you have not addressed and why. In certain instances, a revised manuscript may need to be returned to the original reviewers for reassessment, which may cause a slight delay in the review process of the revised manuscript. The Editor maintains the option of rejecting a paper in a second or third round of revision if the specific concerns have not been met.

Rejected Manuscripts. Manuscripts can be rejected based upon the opinion of the Editor, or on the comments of external reviewers. CD/diskettes of rejected manuscripts will be returned upon request only. Magnetic Resonance Engineering is unable to assure the return of any hard copies of manuscripts as it cannot guarantee their return from reviewers.


Revised July 4, 2013