For authors

Before you submit

  • Mandatory consultation of the detailed manuscript requirements document
  • Check and state in the cover letter why the manuscript:
    • Is of relevant interest to the medical community.
    • Is innovative and has or will have application in daily practice.
    • Will improve the way we perform radiology.


Peer Review Process

As of January 9, 2023, Insights into Imaging operates a single-blinded peer review process, where manuscripts sent to reviewers will no longer be anonymized or blinded, but reviewers’ names will continue to be unknown to authors.

Manuscript submission

All submissions must contain the following documents:

  1. Cover letter file, answering the following questions:
    • The importance of the manuscript (see above).
    • Your experience on the topic (including previous publications).
    • The expected clinical impact of the manuscript.
  2. Title page file
    • Article title, full author names, and affiliations
  3. Main text file (after consultation of the manuscript requirements):
    • Abstract, key points, keywords, abbreviations.
    • Main text, references, figure/table legends, if any.
  4. Declarations file (following this template).
  5. Graphical abstract (following this template).

Optional files:

  • Figures (provided as separate EPS, JPG, TIFF, or MPEG4 files)
  • Tables (provided in editable format, such as Word, Excel)
  • Electronic Supplementary Material (provided in editable format)

Article Processing Charge

Insights into Imaging is a gold open access journal, publishing all articles completely free to access. This also means that article processing charges (APCs) apply to all accepted manuscripts.
Many institutions have SpringerOpen membership agreements with our publisher (see here) or consider other funding options (see here).
Please contact if you have any questions in this regard.



Do I have to pay the article processing charges?

All articles published in Insights into Imaging are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services we provide. This includes provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services.

The APC, payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication, is charged to either you, or your funder, institution or employer.

Who - when - how?

Upon editorial acceptance of an article, the corresponding author will be notified that payment is due. You need to arrange payment unless a waiver has been granted, or your institution or employer is covering the cost through the Springer Open Membership Programme.
The APC for publication in Insights into Imaging is £2,190 / US$ 3,090 / €2,590 (for 2024) excl. VAT or local taxes.

If the corresponding author’s institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). The publisher routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see the article processing charge page.

SpringerOpen provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit the OA funding and policy support page to view a list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about the email support service.

Are there any funding options?

If you come from a low-income country, charges are routinely waived. For other countries, APC waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. If you wish to request a waiver, please select in the submission process the option “I would like to request a waiver…” and enter your reason in the provided field.

Institutional funding:
Over 500 institutions worldwide have joined the SpringerOpen Membership Program and financially support open access by paying some or all of the APCs on behalf of their researchers. Check if your institution is a member here. In the submission process, please select “I believe that I am covered by an institutional membership arrangement…” followed by the option ‘Select institution from a list’ and choose your respective institution.

Impact Factor

Insights into Imaging received an Impact Factor 2022 of 4.7, strengthening its position within quartile 1 in the Impact Factor ranking.

Together with substantially increasing downloads and social media interactions, these parameters underline that the journal is continuing to be an important and integral part of the radiologic community.

After Acceptance

After the editorial office has prepared and sent the files of accepted manuscripts to production, the corresponding author will receive an e-mail request to balance the Article Processing Charges or initiate coverage via an institution. After the payment process is concluded, technical production and typesetting starts. Once finished, galley proofs will be provided, first to the corresponding author, and then to the Editorial office for final release to online publication.
Authors should make their proof corrections in the online system provided, checking that the text is complete and that all figures and tables are included. Once the article is available online, any changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum/a Correction, which will be hyperlinked to the article.
At galley proof stage, the author is entitled to formal corrections only. Substantial changes in content, e.g. new results, corrected values, title and authorship are not allowed. Author and name changes after acceptance of an article are subject to review and approval by the Editor-in-Chief and the publisher’s research integrity team.