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Submission Policies

UCLA Radiological Science Proceedings does not charge any submission, editorial, or publishing fees to authors or their institutions.

The editors reserve the right to determine the suitability of submissions. For additional information, please contact the editorial coordinators.

To learn about acceptable manuscript types and author instructions, please see the Submission Guidelines.

Review Policies

UCLA Radiological Sciences Proceedings undertakes double-anonymous peer review. All submitted materials, including supplementary material, are provided to peer reviewers, who are selected by the editorial board.

For more information on how peer reviewers should complete their review, please see the Reviewer Guidelines.

After peer review, the editorial board will decide whether the manuscript:

  • Is accepted for publication without any required revisions from the author prior to copyediting.
  • Should be revised by the author and resubmitted for consideration.
  • Is rejected and will not be published.

Authors can typically expect to receive a decision within two months of submission, with exceptions for holiday periods.

If a submission receives a “revise and resubmit” decision, the corresponding author will receive a letter detailing the issues in need of revision. The author must revise their manuscript and return it with a point-by-point response to the letter. This response must be received within 30 days. Depending on the recommendations of the peer reviewers of the initial submission, the revised submission might require additional peer review.

Upon acceptance, an article will be copyedited and sent to the corresponding author for approval. In some cases, when an article is finalized too near the time of an upcoming issue’s publication, that article will be held for publication in the following issue.

For more information on the peer-review process, please see Peer-Review Process and Confidentiality.

Removal and Revisions

Once published, a journal article cannot generally be revised or removed. We feel it is important to provide perpetual access to materials published whenever possible and appropriate. However, we will remove publications under special circumstances, including in the case of submission errors, rights violations, or inappropriate content. Please be aware, however, that even after the removal of a work, a citation to the work will remain in our system, along with a URL.

If you would like your work removed from eScholarship, please contact the editors.

Rights and Permissions

UCLA Radiological Science Proceedings does not require copyright transfer, only permission to publish and archive the article. Copyright holders retain copyright ownership, granting a nonexclusive license to the journal and eScholarship to publish the article, meaning that the author may also publish it elsewhere. Before submitting an article to the journal, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared in any third party material. All articles published in the journal are subject to the journal’s author agreement, which is available in the first step of the submission process or by contacting us to request a copy.

Advertisements and Sponsored Content

UCLA Radiological Sciences Proceedings does not publish advertisements or sponsored content.

Open Access statement

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Long-term preservation policy

All materials submitted to eScholarship are automatically deposited in CDL's Merritt Preservation Repository for long-term preservation.