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Spectrum (formerly called the Quarterly)

Volume 15, Number 1 & 2, Winter Spring 2004 to current issue

Radiologic Science & Education

Volume 1, Number 1, October 1994 view abstracts
     The Development of Degree Courses in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
         -R. Michael Jordan, F.C.R.
     Creating Gender-Fair Learning Environments for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Classroom
         -Gregory G. Passmore, R.T.(N)
     Redefining Healthcare: Implications for the Radiologic Sciences
         -Arlene Adler, M. Ed. R.T.(R)

Volume 2, Number 1, April 1995 view abstracts
     Assessing the Skill Requirements for Radiographers in the Traditional and Patient-Focused Care Settings
         -Doreen Towsley, M.S., R.T.(R)
     The Expanding Roll of the Radiographer
         -Jo Edwards, Ed.D., R.T.(R) FASRT;
         -Scott Bowman, D.C.R.
     Teacher Made Outcomes Assessment Examination: Predictor of Success on the ARRT Examination in Radiography
         -Diane H. Gronefeld, M. Ed. R.T.(R);
         -Trina L. Koscielicki, B.S. R.T.(R);
         -Andrea J. Cornuelle, M.S.,R.T.(R)

Volume 2, Number 2, October 1995 view abstracts
     Healthcare Reform: Impact of Clinical Sites and Radiologic Science Education
         -Gail A. Nelson, B.S.H.C.A., R.T. (R), FAHRA
     Portfolios as a Component of Faculty Assessment
         -Donna Lee Wright, M.S. R.T.(R);
         -Gregory L. Spicer, M.S. .R.T.(R)
     Constituting Concept Maps Facilities Learning in Radiologic Technologies Education
         -Gregory G. Passmore, R.T.(N)

Volume 3, Number 1, April 1996 view abstracts
     The Importance of Selected Workplace Skills and the Radiographers' Ability to Perform Them: Implications for Education and Practice
         -Duane Akroyd, Ph.D., R.T.(R);
         -Bonnie Wold, BAS, R.T.(R)
     Pre-Employment Assessment Process for Selecting Part-Time Faculty in Allied Health
         -Kay A. Shriver, Ed.D.;
         -LaVerne Ramaeker, Ed.D.
     Early Experiences with Problem Based Learning in a Radiation Therapy Program
         -Jennifer Cox, B.A. (hons) ARMIT, MIR(T);
         -Marianne Rinks, B.Ed., CertRAd, MIT(T)

Volume 4, Number 1, 1998 view abstracts
     Radiologic Sciences Educational Reform: The Next Generation
         -Nadia Bugg, Ph.D., R.T.(R)
     Using Vee Diagrams to Facilitate Meaningful Learning and Misconception Remediation in Radiologic Technologies Laboratory Education
         -Gregory G. Passmore, Ph.D., CNMT
     The Cumberland Honours Programme: The Who, What, and Why
         -Donald McLean, Ph. D. ;
         -Ann Poulos, B.A. (hons)

Volume 5, Number 1, March 2000 view abstracts
     Development of Survey to Assess the Continuing Education Needs or Registered Radiologic Technologists
         -Elaine Halesey, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM)
     Intensifying Screen Speed and Radiographic Contrast: What is the Relationship?
         -Terri L. Fauber, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M)

Volume 6, Number 1, March 2001 view abstracts
     Clinical Competencies in Accredited Radiation Therapy Programs
         -Larry G. Swafford, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT);
         -Jeffery S. Legg, M.H., R.T.(R)(CT)
     Service-Learning in Radiologic Sciences
         -Nancy J. Vander Hoek, MSRS, R.T.(R)(M)
     Needs, Practices and Recommendations of Active Learning for Today's Radiation Therapy Student
         -Lonnie Lozano, M.S.R.S., R.T.(T)

Volume 7, Number 1, April 2002 view abstracts
     Medical Physics Education of Allied Health Professions - Role of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine
         -Beth Ann Schueler, Ph.D.
     Teaching the Physics of Medical Imaging
         -Perry Sprawls, Ph.D.
     Medical Health Physics
         -Terry T. Yoshizumi, Ph.D.;
         -Robert E. Reiman, M.D.
     Medical Physicists Educational Resources of Interest to Radiological Sciences
         -Donald J. Peck, Ph.D.

Volume 8, Number 1, October 2003 view abstracts
     Brain Based Learning Applications for Radiation Sciences: Experience is in the Network to the Mind
         -Laura L. Alipoon, Ed.D. R.T.(R);
         -David Lopez, Ed.D., RRT, RCP
     Active Learning Strategies for Radiologic Science Education
         -Melissa Armentor, M.S.R.S., RT(R)
     The Use of Cooperative Learning in the Classroom
         -Lisa Bartenhagen, B.S. R.T.(R)(T)

Volume 9, Number 1, May 2004 view abstracts
     A New Day Is Dawning
         -Elwin R. Tilson, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M)(QM)(CT)
     Predicting RT Student Clinical Performance
         -Anne Rutz, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M)
     Teaching Effectiveness via Compressed Video for Distance Learning
         -Tammy Greuter, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
     The Benefits of Collaborative Learning
         -Carole South-Winter, M.Ed., R.T.(R), CNMT

Volume 10, Number 1, April 2005 view abstracts
     Restructuring the Philosophy of Education for Radiation Therapy: Shifting from the Behavioral Status Quo to a Progressive Model
         -Lawrence T. Dauer, M.S., C.H.P.;
         -Christopher L. Horan, R.T.
     Student Assessment in Higher Education
         -James Johnston, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(CV);
         -Donna Lee Wright, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FAERS

Volume 10, Number 2, December 2005 view abstracts
     Critical Thinking: A Method for Program Evaluation
         -Laura Aaron, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(QM);
         -Kelli Haynes, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
     Retention of Knowledge by Graduate Radiographers
         -James Johnston, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(CV);
         -Donna Lee Wright, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FAERS
     Mentoring Among Faculty in Higher Education
         -Christa Weigel, B.S.R.T.,(R)(M)(BD);
         -Nadia Bugg, Ph.D., R.T., FAERS

Volume 11, Number 1, March 2006 view abstracts
     Participatory Action Research for Program Planning 7
         -Jennifer Yates, M.S., R.T.(R)(M)(BD)
     The Pedagogy of Online Education 19
         -Angela Washington, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR);
         -James Johnston, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(CV)

Volume 11, Number 2, October 2006 view abstracts
     An Analysis of Baccalaureate Degree Radiography Programs
         -Gloria Deal Strickland, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M)(QM)
     Affirmative Action for the Radiologic Sciences
         -Stephanie Frans Townsend, M.S.R.S.
     Importance of Radiologic Technology Program Directors' Responsibilities
         -Laura Aaron, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M)(QM)

Volume 12, Number 1, June 2007 view abstracts
     Multiple Intelligence Theory: Fact or Fiction?
         -Beth L. Veale`, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(QM);
         -Lynette Watts, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
     Diagnostic Image Fusion in Radiation Therapy
         -R. David McNally, M.S., M.H.S.A.;
         -Jeffrey S. Legg, R.T.(R), Ph.D.

Volume 13, Number 1, March 2008 view abstracts
     Survey Evaluation of Academic Dishonesty and Radiologic Technology Students
         -Jammie T. Wilbanks, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
     Math Anxiety Levels of Radiography Students in Two Programs: A Case Study
         -Rebecca Lowell, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(MR);
         -Donna Lee Wright, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FAEIRS;
         -James Johnston, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(CV);
         -Jeff B. Killion, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(QM)
     Growth and Complexity in the Profession Requires Research
         -Frances H. Gilman, M.S., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)(CV)
     Factors Affecting Program Directors' Satisfaction with the JRCERT Accreditation Process
         -LaDon Terry-Graham M.S., C.N.M.T.;
         -M. Gary Sayed, Ph.D.
     Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Directors' Opinion of the JRCNMT Accreditation Process
         -Andrew L. Sanderson, M.S., R.D.M.S., R.T.(R);
         -M. Gary Sayed, Ph.D.

Volume 13, Number 2, October 2008 view abstracts
     Sequencing and Articulating the Cognitive and Psychomotor Domains of Learning in a Nuclear Medicine Technology Curriculum
         -David Simons, M.Sc., C.N.M.T., R.T.(N);
         -Gregory G. Passmore, Ph.D., C.N.M.T.;
         -Mary Anne Owen, M.H.E., R.T.(N)
     Information Literacy for the Radiologic Sciences: A Pilot Study
         -Laura Aaron, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M)(QM);
         -Diane Graham Webb, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.E.

Volume 14, Number 1, November 2009 view abstracts
     The Clinical Portfolio: An Assessment Tool for Clinical Student Learning
         -Julie Kunkle, M.S.A., R.T.(R)(T)
     Problem-Based Learning in the Radiography Curriculum
         -Jammie T. Wilbanks, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
     Perceptions and Attitudes toward Research by Students Enrolled in an Introductory Course in Radiologic Sciences
         -Nina Kowalczyk, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(QM)(CT), FASRT;
         -Kevin D. Evans, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M)(BD), R.D.M.S., R.V.S., FSDMS

Volume 15, Number 1, April 2010 view abstracts
     The Educational Challenge of Faculty Workforce Shortage in Radiologic Sciences: An Empirical Finding
         -William Undie, Ed.D., M.B.A., R.T.(R)(T);
         -Gregory Passmore, Ph.D., C.N.M.T.
     Integration of Tablet Computers and DyKnow into a Radiologic Science Curriculum
         -Christa R. Weigel, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(BD)
     Considerations for Higher Education Choices in the Radiologic Sciences
         -Shelley Cox, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M);
         -Jeffrey B. Killion, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(QM)

Volume 15, Number 2, October 2010 view abstracts
     Learning Styles of Radiography Students in College-Based Programs
         -Melissa A. Whitley, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
     Variations in Assessment of Clinical Competencies
         -Lisa S. Fanning, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT);
         -Maryann Blaine, M.A.T. R.T.(R)(MR);
         -Joanne A. Doucette, M.S.
     Creating and Evaluating an Interactive, Web-Based Module for the Instruction of Radiation Therapy Simulation
         -Tanya Custer, B.S., R.T.(R)(T);
         -Lisa Bartenhagen, M.S., R.T.(R)(T);
         -Jana Koth, B.S., R.T.(R)(T)

Volume 16, Number 1, March 2011 view abstracts
     Measuring the Relationship Between Mathematics SAT Scores, College Algebra, and Radiographic Physics
         -Gloria Strickland, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM)(M) ;
         -Laurie Adams, Ed.D., R.T.(T)
     The Use of an Audience Response System in Imaging Sciences Classrooms to Increase Active Learning and Retention
         -Nancy Hawking, Ed.D., R.T.(R);
         -Jodi Callahan, M.S.R.S., R.D.M.S., R.V.T., R.T.(R);
         -Angela Elmore, M.Ed., R.T.(R);
         -Alisa Cole, M.S.R.S., R.D.M.S., R.T.(R);
         -Casey Harmon, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
     The Use of Technology in Clinical Outcomes Assessment
         -Teal Sander, B.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT);
         -Gary D. Morrison, M.Ed., MRT, R.T.(R)

Volume 16, Number 2, December 2011 view abstracts
     Comparison of Instructional Methods: Outcomes and Attitudes
         -Joy A. Cook, M.S., R.T. (R)(CT)(MR)
     Applicant Interviews: Is There an Alternative for Selective Admission?
         -Gloria Strickland, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM)(M)
         -Rochelle Bornett Lee, M.B.A., R.T.(N)
     An Experiment in Team-Based Learning in Radiologic Physics
         -Diana S. Werderman, M.S.Ed, R.T.(R)

Volume 17, Number 1, July 2012 view abstracts
     Facilitating the Integration of Problem-Based Learning in Radiologic Science Education: The Role of the Educator
         -Nina Kowalczyk, Ph.D., R.T. (R)(CT) (QM), FASRT
     Tailoring Instructional Strategies to a Student’s Level of Clinical Experience: A Theoretical Model
         -Leanna Neubrander, M.S., R.T. (R)(CT)
     Risk Factors for Failure on the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certification Examination
         -Richard H. Weening, Ph.D., M.I.P.P., R.T. (R)(CT)(MR), FAEIRS
         -Frances H. Gilman, D.H.Sc., R.T. (R)(CT)(MR)(CV)
         -Rimmon R. Greenidge, M.S., R.T. (R)(MR)

Volume 17, Number 2, November 2012 view abstracts
     The Integration of Team-Based Learning in an Advanced Exposure Courses
         -Tinukwa Boulder, Ph.D.
         -Cynthia Liotta, M.S., R.T. (R)(CT)
     The Use of Personal Response Systems in a Radiography Course
         -Julie A. Kloft, M.S.R.S., R.T. (R)
         -Jeffrey B. Killion, Ph.D., R.T. (R)(QM)
     University Student Knowledge of Cancer: Analysis by Age Groups
         -Megan Trad, Ph.D., M.S.R.S., R.T. (T)
         -Gloria Martinez, Ph.D.
         -Lawrence Estaville, Ph.D.

Volume 18, Number 1, March 2013 view abstracts
     The Psychological Service Bureau Aptitude Test and Its Predictive Value on Academic and Clinical Success of Students in a College-Base Radiography Program
         -Nancy Hawking, Ed.D, R.T. (R)
         -Angie Elmore, M.Ed., R.T. (R)
         -Casey Harmon, M.S.R.S., R.T. (R)
     Differences in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certification Examination Candidate Results Due to Education Pathway and Gender
         -Richard H. Weening, Ph.D., M.I.P.P., R.T. (R) (CT) (MR), FAEIRS      The Influence of Academic Dishonesty on Professionalism
         -Laura Aaron, Ph.D., R.T. (R) (M) (QM)
         -Diane Graham Webb, M.S.N., R.N.
         -Pamela Simmons, Ph.D., R.N.

Volume 18, Number 2, September 2013 view abstracts
     Radiation Therapy Students Learning to Work with Hospice Patients: A Qualitative Case Study Reporting on Educational Critical Events
         -Megan Trad, Ph.D., M.S.R.S., R.T.(T)
         -Clarena Larrotta, Ph.D.
     Faculty Use of Social Media in the Imaging and Radiologic Sciences
         -Cheryl O. DuBose, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)(QM)

Volume 19, Number 1, June 2014 view abstract
     Consensus Report of MRI Program Directors on Issues Affecting the Future of MRI Education in the United States
         - Richard H. Weening, Ph.D., M.I.P.P., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR), FAEIRS

Volume 19, Number 2, December 2014 view abstracts
     Experiential Learning at Hospice: The Case of First-Year Radiation Therapy Students
         - Megan Trad, Ph.D., M.S.R.S., R.T.(T); Clarena Larrotta, Ph.D.

     Successful Retention Strategies: A Survey of Four-Year Radiologic Science Programs
         - Rebecca Farmer, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)

Volume 20, Number 1, June 2015 view abstracts
     iPad Impact in Radiologic Technology
         - Heather Schmuck, M.S., R.T.(R)

     Creating an Effective Student Learning Environment in the Imaging Sciences: A Theoretical Perspective
         - Tammy L. Jones, M.P.A., R.T.(R)(M)

Volume 20, Number 2, December 2015 view abstracts
     Students’ Perceptions of WebQuests in an Online Introductory Radiologic Science Course
          - Kevin R. Clark, Ed.D., R.T.(R)
          - Debra Wynne, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
          - Rodney Fisher, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(N)(CT)(BD),CNMT

     Flipped Model of Instruction for Radiologic Sciences Curriculum
          - Stacy Randel, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M), R.D.M.S.(BR)
          - Donna Lee Wright, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FAEIRS
          - Kevin R. Clark, Ed.D., R.T.(R)

     Constructivist Learning Theory and Global Health Education for the Radiologic Sciences
          - Melissa Culp, M.Ed., R.T. (R)(MR)

Volume 21, Number 1, June 2016 view abstracts
     An Examination of the Efficacy of Non-traditional Admissions Criteria on Persistence to Graduation Among Radiography Students
         - Joy Menser, Ed.D., R.T. (R)(T)
         - Aaron W. Hughey, Ed.D.

     Using the Flipped Learning Approach in an Introduction to Radiation Physics Course: A Qualitative Case Study of Student Beliefs and Perceptions
         - Tanya Custer, M.S., R.T. (R)(T)

Volume 21, Number 2, December 2016 view abstracts
     Using an Interactive Whiteboard to Supplement Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning Instruction: A Pilot Study
          - Kevin R. Clark, Ed.D., R.T. (R)
          - Debra Wynne, M.S.R.S., R.T. (R)
          - Jackie M. Miller, M.S.R.S., R.T. (R)

     A Review of Ethics Pedagogy in Undergraduate Nursing Programs With Possible Applications in Radiologic Technology
          - Janyce Marie Prier, M.S.R.S., R.T. (R)

     Effect of Team-Based Learning on Student Perception of Valued Team Member Characteristics
          - Melissa P. Culp, M.Ed., RT(R)(MR)
          - Laura L. Taylor, Ph.D.

     Exploring Reflective Writing Among Radiologic Technology Students
          - Cassandra M. Haskins, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
          - Kevin R. Clark, Ed.D., R.T. (R)

Volume 22, Number 2, June 2017 view abstracts
     Perceptions of Clinical Preparedness Among Radiography and Radiation Therapy Baccalaureate Students in JRCERT-Accredited Programs
          - Timmerie F. Cohen, Ph.D., RT(R)(T), C.M.D.
          - Melanie C. Dempsey, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(T), C.M.D., FAAMD
          - Rebecca F. Keith, M.S., R.T.(R)(CT)

     Advising in Higher Education
          - Mechelle A. Sanders, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)
          - Jeffrey B. Killion, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(QM)

     Using 3D Printed Models in Radiologic Science Education
          - Amy Collinsworth, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
          - Kevin R. Clark, Ed.D., R.T.(R)

     Feedback Delay as an Approach to Teaching Oral Radiographic Technique
          - Ann M. Bruhn, B.S.D.H., M.S., R.D.H.
          - Tara L. Newcomb, B.S.D.H., M.S., R.D.H.
          - Sameera D. Viswakula, Ph.D.

Volume 22, Number 2, December 2017 view abstracts
     Success in Medical Imaging: African American Student Perspectives
          - Tracy Herrmann, M.Ed., R.T.(R)
          - Robin Martin, Ed.D

     Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction of Radiologic Sciences Faculty: Implications for Recruitment and Retention
          - Lisa Satterfield, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M), CNMT, CRA

     Learner-Centered Teaching
          - Veronica C. Manning, Ed.S., R.T.(R)(M)

     Effect of CR Lab Equipment on ARRT Image Acquisition and Evaluation Scores
          - Jessyca B. Wagner, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
          - Barbara Freedman
          - Sean Getchell
          - Elaine Reeder
          - Jeffrey B. Killion, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(QM)

Volume 23, Number 1, March 2018 view abstracts
     Radiologic Science Students’ Perceptions of Educators’ Caring
          - Dana Clawson, D.N.S., W.H.N.P.-BC
          - Tammy Curtis, Ph.D., RT(R)(CT)(CHES)

     Predicting Success on the ARRT National Certification Examination Through Mock Examinations
          - Heather Schmuck, M.S., R.T.(R) Joy Cook, M.S., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)

     Overcoming Combat-Related Learning Deficiencies in the Radiography Classroom
          - Wendy Myers, M.S.R.S., RT(R)(CT)
          - Joel Hicks, Ed.D, R.T.(R)

     Journaling as an Instructional Tool: Impact on Critical Thinking in the Radiologic Sciences
          - Kenya Haugen, D.M., R.T.(R)
          - Melissa Culp, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(MR)

Volume 23, Number 2, June 2018 view abstracts

     Assessment of Technologists’ Knowledge of and Practices in Digital Radiography
          - Trina L. Koscielicki, M.Ed., R.T.(R)
          - Shannon Alexander, M.H.A., R.T.(R)(T)
          - Diane H. Gronefeld, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(M)

     Assessing Academic Writing Instruction: A Case Report Involving Radiologic Science
     Graduate Students
          - Kevin R. Clark, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM); Lynette K. Watts, Ph.D., R.T.(R)

     Promotion of Critical Thinking in Students: An Examination of Current Educational Practices
          - Tammy L. Webster, Ph.D., M.P.A., R.T.(R)(M)

Volume 23, Number 3, November 2018 view abstracts

     When Good Is Not Good Enough
          - Elwin Tilson, Ed.D., R.T(R)(M)(QM)(CT)

     Using Photovoice to Explore and Expand the Meaning of Cancer
          - Megan Trad, Ph.D., M.S.R.S., R.T.(T)

      Media Considerations in Higher Education: Recommendations for Radiologic Sciences Education
          - Lynette K. Watts, Ph.D., R.T.(R)

Volume 24, Number 1, March 2019 view abstracts

     The Academic Impact of Student Employment: A Pilot Study
          - Katherine R. Peak, M.Ed., R.T.(R), RDMS, RVT

     Educational Intervention Aimed at Teaching Critical Thinking: A Mixed Methods Investigation
          - Tammy L. Webster, Ph.D., M.P.A., R.T.(R)(M)
     - Gilbert M. Willett, Ph.D., P.T., O.C.S.
     A Comparison Between VoiceThread and Text-Only Discussions in an Online Course
          - Christa Weigel Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M)(BD)

Journal Contact Information

Editorial Review Board Chair
Terri L. Fauber, Ed. D., R.T.(R)(M)

Editorial Review Board Vice-Chair
Laurie Adams, Ed.D., RT(T)

Editorial Review Board Members
Kevin Clark, EdD, RT(R)(QM)

Colleen Dempsey, EdD, RT(R)

Melanie Dempsey, PhD, RT(R)(T), CMD

Kathleen M. Drotar, M Ed, RT(R)(T)(N)

Kenya Haugen, DM, MS, RT(R)

Kathleen Kienstra, M.A.T., R.T.(R)(T)

Jeffrey B. Killion, Ph. D., RT(R)(QM)

Kim Metcalf, EdD, RT(R)(T)(MR), FAEIRS

Christy Raby, EdD, RT(R)

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Guidelines for Authors

Radiologic Science & Education (RS&E) is the journal of the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS) and is refereed by an independent Editorial Review Board (ERB) of eminent scholars in radiologic sciences education. Articles are accepted across a wide range of scientific investigations, commentaries, and research in subjects pertaining to the purposes of the Association.

These purposes include advancing the knowledge base of imaging and radiologic sciences, establishing and maintaining high standards of education, exchanging educational concepts and methodologies at all levels in imaging and radiologic sciences, stimulating interest in academic advancement and teaching, advancing the profession of imaging and radiologic sciences and related areas through research, dissemination of works, and fostering mutual cooperation and understanding between imaging and radiologic sciences educators and other groups. Included among these purposes are investigations in the imaging and radiologic sciences, education, professionalism, international issues in the imaging and radiation sciences, and other items of potential interest to the membership of AEIRS.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted to Terri Fauber, Chair of the Journal’s Editorial Review Board (ERB), by email: The manuscript will be blinded and sent to the Editorial Review Board. The Chair of the ERB will contact the corresponding author with reviews and recommendations approximately eight-to-twelve weeks after manuscript submittal.

A signed, physical Copyright Stipulations statement (see below) will be requested by the ERB chair for all manuscripts accepted for publication. At that time, the Copyright Stipulation should be emailed to Terri Fauber, Chair of the Journal’s Editorial Review Board (ERB), at:

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Manuscripts will be accepted for consideration as follows:

     • Types of articles published in RS&E:
          o Research Report: A full-length report of original research that advances educational theory or demonstrates insights and/or relationships in educational practices in the imaging and radiologic sciences. A research report must contain a title page, introduction, review of the literature, hypothesis, methodology, findings, and discussion.
          o Literature Review: A current review and interpretation of the literature on a well-defined topic that has significance to imaging and radiologic sciences education. Of particular importance are distillation of large quantities of information, integration of past findings, identification of gaps in the literature, and application of findings to imaging and radiologic science education. The review should include a summary, assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in past research, critique of the current status of the topic, and areas needing further study. Literature reviews contain a statement of purpose, a brief outline of the methodology, content summary, conclusions, and recommendations. Manuscripts that do not critically analyze findings are not acceptable.
          o Case Report: A detailed description of the management of a unique education-related problem. Case reports must include the following four sections: background, case description, outcomes, and discussion. The description of the case includes the relevant characteristics of the situation, examination/evaluation methods, a description of the interventions that were provided, and the outcomes.
          o Technical Note: A description of a new instrument, procedure, or technology relevant to the practice of imaging and radiologic science that is useful for educators in the field.
          o Letter to the Editor: A letter related to professional issues or articles published in RS&E. Letters will be reviewed and selected for publication by the Executive Editor based on the relevance, importance, appropriateness, and timeliness of the topic.
          o Invited Commentary: An expert's point of view concerning an article published in RS&E. Commentaries are invited by the Executive Editor and immediately follow the article discussed. Authors of the manuscript under commentary are given the opportunity to respond to the expert's point of view.
     • The manuscript must be submitted in a common word-processing application, such as Microsoft Word, and include all attachments, tables, illustration legends, and illustrations unless these are submitted as separate files. Separate files must be labeled clearly, for example: "Smith Figure 1."
     • The text should be double-spaced, 12 point font, with one inch margins, lower right corner numbered pages, and, per American Psychological Association (APA) style, include sections in the following order: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, tables, illustration legends, and illustrations. Manuscripts should be approximately 6 to 20 typed pages with 10 to 14 being ideal.
     • The title page must include the first and last names and credentials of all authors with department and institutional affiliations, job titles, complete mailing addresses, telephone, numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, and indication for the single author who should be contacted for correspondence and reprints.
     • All manuscripts must include an abstract that includes the content as described in the APA Publication Manual and be limited to less than 100 words on a single page:
          o Research Report: problem, subjects, methods, findings, conclusion
          o Literature Review: problem, study eligibility criteria, findings, conclusion
          o Case Study: subject, nature of or solution to problem, questions raised for further research/theory
     • Acknowledgements should be brief and should include sources of grant or other financial support.
     • References must follow APA style ( and be sorted by the last name of the first author. Journal names should not be abbreviated. Examples follow:

American Cancer Society. (2014). Cancer facts & figures 2014. Retrieved from
Fritz, S., & Jones, A. K. (2014) Guidelines for anti-scatter grid use in pediatric digital radiography. Pediatric Radiology, 44, 313-321. doi:10.1007/s00247-013-2824-9
Cullinan, A. M. (1992). Optimizing radiographic positioning. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott.
Eatmon, S. (2011). Cancer: An overview. In C. Washington & D. Lever (Eds.), Principles and practice of radiation therapy (pp. 3-21). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Sivard, S.A. (2004) Digital radiography in the education of radiologic students. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from American Doctoral Dissertations. (Accession No. 65E67413985139F9)
Footnotes should not be used.

     • Tables should be self-explanatory and supplement, not duplicate, the text. Each table must be cited in numerical order in the text and included as a supplementary page in the word processing electronic copy or as a clearly labeled separate electronic file.
     • Legends for illustration must be double-spaced and numbered, e.g. Figure 1.
     • Illustrations should clarify the text, must be cited in the text, and numbered sequentially. Original graphics should be submitted as individual electronic files in commonly used formats such as tiff, jpg, png, or pdf. In all cases, files must include figure number and legend. No hand drawings or typewritten art will be accepted. All graphics files should be sized appropriately for use on an 8½" x 11" page and be saved at the highest resolution possible. Graphics that are less than 300 dpi or generated in MS Word or Excel may not be of sufficient quality for good print reproduction. Please contact Managing Editor Susan Carr ( if you have questions.
     • Criteria for article acceptance:
          o To be acceptable, manuscripts should promote the purposes of the Association and make significant contributions to the preparation of imaging and radiologic science educators or improvement in imaging and radiologic science education. Manuscripts should not only address what was done, but how that information might be applied to practice. Topics must be of interest and utility to our readership, which consists primarily of imaging and radiologic science educators.
          o RS&E will not publish articles that basically restate commonly known or previously published information unless the author provides a unique perspective.
          o Manuscripts should be readily comprehensible by imaging and radiologic science educators and professionals preparing to become imaging and radiologic educators.
          o Manuscripts must not closely parallel an article that has recently appeared in the Journal or another publication. Occasionally, exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis as decided by the Executive Editor.
          o Manuscripts should exhibit a professional writing style. The presentation of subject matter should be clear, accurate, concise, well organized, logical, and of suitable depth and/or breadth as suits the topic. It should be grammatically correct and free of typographical errors. The document should provide appropriate and up-to-date references.
     • Previously published material (graphics or lengthy quotations) must include permission from the holder of copyright tfor reproduction in the journal of the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Science, Inc. Permission must be indicated in the legends of tables and illustrations. Images illustrating recognizable features of persons require submission of a signed release form giving the author permission to use the likeness of the person for publication.

Submission & Publication Dates

For publication and advertising in the Spectrum information must be received by:

Winter Spectrum • Submission deadline November 15 – Publication date January 1

Fall Spectrum • Submission deadline August 15 – Publication date October 1

For advertising in the Radiologic Science and Education journal information must be received by:

Spring journal • Submission deadline January 1 – Publication date March 1

Summer journal • Submission deadline April 1 – Publication date June 1

Fall journal • Submission deadline September 1 – Publication date November 1

For Peer-reviewed publication in the Radiologic Science and Education journal:

Peer-reviewed articles are published in the order in which the manuscripts have been accepted. We make every effort to publish manuscripts within 12 months of acceptance.