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Volume 15, Number 1 & 2, Winter Spring 2004 to current issue
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.
Editorial Review Board Chair
Terri L. Fauber, Ed. D., R.T.(R)(M)
Editorial Review Board Vice-Chair
Nancy Hawking, Ed.D., RT(R)
Editorial Review Board Members
Laurie Adams, EdD, RT(T)
Melanie Dempsey, PhD, RT(R)(T), CMD
Cheryl Dubose, EdD, RT(R)(CT)(MR)(QM)
Kenya Haugen, DM, MS, RT(R)
Jay Hicks, EdD, RT(R)(ARRT)
Kathleen Kienstra, M.A.T., R.T.(R)(T)
Jeffrey B. Killion, Ph. D., RT(R)(QM)
Michael Madden, Ph. D., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)
Kim Metcalf, EdD, RT(R)(T)(MR), FAEIRS
Debbie Starkey, MS, RT(R)(CT)
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Radiologic Science & Education is the journal of the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences and is refereed by an independent Editorial Review Board of eminent scholars in radiologic sciences education. Articles may be accepted from a wide range of scientific investigation, commentaries, and research in subjects pertaining to the purposes of the Association.
These purposes include advancing in 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 its related areas through research and 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 in general, professionalism both within and without medicine, international issues in the imaging and radiation sciences, and other items of potential interest to the membership of AEIRS.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Terri Fauber, Editorial Review Board Chair of Radiologic Science & Education to email@example.com. 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 weeks after manuscript submittal.
A signed, physical Copyright Stipulations (see below) will be requested by the ERB chair for all manuscripts accepted for publication. At that time, the Copyright Stipulation needs to be mailed to Susan Carr, 349 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742.
In compliance with the Copyright Revision Act of 1976, the following written statement must accompany all submissions and must be signed and dated by all authors of the work:
Upon acceptance by the journal of the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, Inc., all copyright ownership of the work (enter title of the submitted work) is transferred and assigned to the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, Inc. I/We accept responsibility of the release of any part of or all of the material contained within the above work. I/We certify that the work submitted is original, is not libelous or unlawful, does not infringe on any common law or statutory copyright, and has not been submitted to another publication for concurrent consideration.
This copyright requirement does not apply to work prepared by United States government employees as part of their official rules.
Manuscripts will be accepted for consideration as follows:
• Types of articles published in RS&E:
o Research Report: A full-length report of an 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, an introduction, a review of the literature, hypothesis, methodology, findings, and a discussion.
o Literature Reviews: 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 the reduction of large quantities of information into palatable pieces for greater understanding, integration of past findings, the identification of gaps in the literature, and insight into the application of findings to imaging and radiologic science education. The review should include a summary, assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in past research, critical 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 the Journal. 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 the Journal. 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.
• One electronic copy of the manuscript including all attachments, tables, illustration legends, and illustrations unless these are submitted as separate electronic files. Separate electronic files must be clearly labeled such as "Smith -- Figure 1".
The electronic copy must be in a common word processing application such as Microsoft Word. Word processing should use wrap-around lines (do not use returns at the ends of lines) and should use indents instead of tabs.
• The electronic copy should be formatted in such a way that print copies are double-spaced, with one inch margins, lower right corner numbered pages, and abide by American Psychological Association (APA) style format in the following order: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, tables, illustration legends, and illustrations.
• The title page must include the first and last names and credentials of all authors with department and institutional affiliations, complete mailing addresses, telephone, numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, and indication for the single author who should be contacted for correspondence and reprints.
• The abstract should be limited to less than 100 words on a single page.
• Acknowledgements should be brief and should include sources of grant or other financial support.
• References must be according to APA style (http://www.apastyle.org/), double-spaced, hanging indented, and sorted by the last name of the first author. Abbreviations of journal names should be avoided. Example follows:
American Cancer Society. (2014). Cancer facts & figures 2014. Retrieved from: http://www.cancer.org/research/cancerfactsstatistics/cancerfactsfigures2014/index.
Clark, S., & Corcoran, M. (1986). Perspectives on the professional socialization of women faculty. Journal of Higher Education 57(1), 20-43.
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.
Footnotes should not be used.
• Tables should be self-explanatory and should 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, in numerical order (example: Fig.3).
• Illustrations should clarify the text, must be referred to in the text, and numbered sequentially (example: Fig. 4). Original graphics should be submitted as individual electronic files in commonly used formats such as .tiff, .jpg, .psd, .eps, 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 Susan Carr (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
• Criteria for article acceptance:
o To be acceptable, a manuscript should promote the purposes of the Association. A manuscript should make a significant contribution to the preparation of imaging and radiologic science educators or improvement in imaging and radiologic science education. RS&E 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 that consists mostly of imaging and radiologic science educators.
o A manuscript should contain some element of novelty. RS&E will not publish information that basically consists of a re-presentation of commonly known or previously published information unless it provides a unique perspective on that information.
o A manuscript generally should be readily comprehensible by imaging and radiologic science educators and professionals preparing to become imaging and radiologic educators.
o A manuscript must not closely parallel an article that has recently appeared in RS&E or published previously in another publication. Occasionally, exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis as decided by the Executive Editor.
o A manuscript should exhibit a professional writing style. The presentation of subject matter should be clear, accurate, concise, well organized, logically presented, 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 materials must include permission from both original author and publisher to reproduce them in the journal of the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Science, Inc. This permission must be indicated in the legends of tables and illustrations. Images illustrating recognizable features of persons require the submission of a signed release form giving the author permission to use the likeness of the person for publication.
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