American Journal of Roentgenology

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American Journal of Roentgenology

The American Journal of Roentgenology (pronounced: Rönt-gen-ol-o-gy, /ˈrɛntɡənˌɒlədʒi/), often abbreviated as AJR, is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal that covers topics in the field of radiology. The journal was established in 1906 and is published by the American Roentgen Ray Society.


The term "Roentgenology" is derived from the name of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, a German physicist who is credited with the discovery of X-rays (or Röntgen rays) in 1895. The term "roentgen" is also used as a unit of measurement for X-rays and other forms of radiation.


The American Journal of Roentgenology publishes original research and review articles related to all aspects of radiology. This includes, but is not limited to, the fields of diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, and medical physics. The journal also publishes case reports, technical developments, and clinical studies.

Abstracting and Indexing

The American Journal of Roentgenology is abstracted and indexed in PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, and the Science Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2019 impact factor of 3.011.

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