About the Journal

General Information
The ASEAN Journal of Radiology (ASEAN-JR), an official journal of ASEAN association of Radiology (AAR), publishes articles pertaining to the clinical imaging, therapy, and basic science of the radiology, radiation therapy, medical physics and related educational, socioeconomic and medicolegal issue in ASEAN regions and worldwide. The content of the ASEAN-JR is determined by the Editors.

Types of articles the ASEAN-JR will consider for pufblication include Original Research, Case Reports, Technical Innovation, Letters to the Editor, and special papers including Review Articles, Pictorial Essay, Classic Case, Perspective, and ASEAN Movement in Radiology.

Submitted manuscripts must not contain previously published material or material under consideration for publication elsewhere unless specific permission is obtained. Accepted manuscripts become the property of the ASEAN-JR and may not be republished without its consent. Manuscripts will undergo peer review, and an ASEAN-JR Editor will then make a decision relative to publication.

It is the Corresponding Author’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has the correct authors’ names, affiliations, addresses and author sequence when the final corrected proofs are submitted. Please keep in mind that corrections are no longer possible after online first publication.

From 2020, the ASEAN-JR will be published every 4 months; number 1 (January-April), number 2 (May-August), number 3 (September-December), all of which are available exclusively online.

No Article Processing Charges (APCs) (Free to Publish)

Types of Papers

1. Original Article

This is the most important type of article because it provides new information based on original research. An original report is new because of the imaging findings in a disease or syndrome; it is new because of unique interventional processes; it is new because it expresses new manifestations or complications or follow-up of a disease or disorder. Original reports can be prospective or retrospective. They can be clinical or basic research.


Structured Abstract (words limit 250) which should be divided into the following sections:

  • Background – reason for study
  • Objective – give hypothesis being tested
  • Materials and methods – brief but specific to number of subjects, how collected, and what was done
  • Results – the findings of the study with statistical significance
  • Conclusion 

 Body of article:

  • Introduction: Briefly describe the objective of the investigation and explain why it is important.
  • Materials and methods: Describe the research plan, the materials (or subjects), and the methods used, in that order. Explain in detail how disease was confirmed and how subjectivity in observations was controlled.
  • Results: Present results in a clear, logical sequence. If tables are used, do not duplicate tabular data in text, but do describe important trends and points.
  • Discussion: Describe the limitations of the research plan, materials (or subjects), and methods, considering both the objective and the outcome of the study. When results differ from those of previous investigators, explain the discrepancy.
  • Conclusion: In one or two sentences, present the message to be remembered when all else is forgotten. Describe the conclusion of the study, based solely on the data provided in the body of the report. Conclusions must relate directly to the objective of the paper as defined in the title and first paragraph of the report. Do not use abbreviations. Do not use reference citations.

2. Perspectives

A brief article stating the author’s personal opinion on a contentious or current topic or situation. Minimum illustrations. Author may review articles to align his/her viewpoint.


No abstract.

Sections divided by topic headings.

3. Technical Innovation

A short explanation of a certain method or procedure, alteration of a method, or new equipment of interest to radiologists. References limited to 8


Abstract in paragraph form of less than 125 words A brief, one–paragraph of less than 125 words introducing or giving the general background.

Body of report:

  • Introduction with general background.
  • Description of new technical innovation.
  • Discussion.

4. Case Report/ Classic Case

Case report: Short discussion of a single case with unique features not previously described. A case report must be unique by imaging findings, a unique manifestation of a disease or disorder or by making unique use of imaging to reveal a disease or disorder. Images of a second case may supplement either the discussion or the illustration of findings, but a single case must remain the concentration.

Classic case: The image needs to be a classic, and should illustrate findings that are typical of a rare or uncommon disease process or condition. References limited to 8. Authors limited to 5 who are affiliated with the institution that managed the case.

Abstract in paragraph form of less than 125 word including:

  • Reason to publish
  • What was unique or classic
  • Ramification of this report
    Abstract may not be necessary for Classic Case.

Body of report:

  1. Introduction – is a brief paragraph giving general background and specific interest of the case.
  2. Case summary – Stress should be on the radiologic aspects; clinical information must be limited to that which provides a background for the radiologist.
  3. Discussion – Concise and focuses on the specific message and significance of radiologic methods. A review of the literature is not appropriate.

5. Review Article

Scholarly examination of recent developments on a certain topic as reported in the literature. No new information is described but personal experiences may be expressed. Reviews are not encyclopedic like a chapter in a textbook; rather, they include only the highlights.

Abstract in paragraph form introducing scope of paper.

Body of article:

  1. Introduction – background and scope
  2. Headings – used to organize text

6. Pictorial Essay

This is a teaching exercise with the message in the figures and their legends. There may be as many as 30 figure parts; however, no new information is included. The value of the paper turns on the quality of the illustrations as well as the timeliness and utility of the message.

Abstract in paragraph form defining the goals of the essay.


  • Introduction
  • Headings – used to organize text

7. Letter to the Editor and Reply

Letters to the editor and replies should offer objective analysis of published articles. Letters may also discuss matters of general interest. Material being submitted or published elsewhere should not be repeated in letters.

The title included on the letter should be short and relevant. The title for a reply is simply ‘‘Reply.’’ Do not use abbreviations in the title, letter, or reply.

8. ASEAN Movement in Radiology

A short article reporting historical mile stone that shape present situation regarding radiology or radiological societies in ASEAN countries or current event/ situation that may shape future direction.


No abstract.  

Sections divided by topic headings.


Editorial Process

This journal provides 4 areas of editorial services: language editing, statistical editing, content editing, and complete reference-citation check in 8 steps:

Step Services to Author Services providers
I Manuscript submitted Editor
II Language editing/ A reference-citation check Language Consultant/Bibliographer
III First revission to ensure that all information remains correct after language editing Editor
IV Statistical editing Statistical consultant
V Content editing* Two reviewers
VI Second revision Editor
VII Manuscript Accepted/Rejected Editor/Editorial board
VIII Manuscript Published Editorial office

*Content editing follows a double-blind reviewing procedure