About the Journal


The American Journal of Sonography is an open access peer-reviewed International journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Sonography. The journal aims to present most current information in Sonography that is relevant to the current practice of Sonography.

Audience


Our audience includes Radiologists, obstetric and gynecologists, ultrasound physicist, Sonographers, Nurse Practitioners, Researchers, Clinicians, other medical professionals and medical students. We also have a Technical Innovation section to highlight latest technology developments in Sonography.

Review process


AJS has a highly rigorous peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts, affiliations and financial associations such that the published content is not biased.

Editorial team


The editorial board comprises of a panel of international experts in Sonography from around the globe. Our editorial board members provide their expertise and guidance in shaping the content and direction of the journal.

About the Editor


Vikram Dogra. MD, FAIUM, FSAR, FSRU, FESUR is Editor in Chief of American Journal of Sonography


Editor in Chief

Vikram Dogra, MD currently serves as a Professor of Radiology, Urology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester, NY, USA and an Affiliate Professor at Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY. He is also Associate chair for education and Research and Director of Ultrasound. He is board certified in diagnostic Radiology by the American board of radiology and fellowship trained in cross-sectional imaging. His imaging experience spans 29 years. His scientific interests include GU radiology and Ultrasound.

Dr. Dogra has received more than 35 awards including Laurence A. Mack Research Award from the society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) for original research work and Dr. Diwan Chand Aggarwal Memorial Oration Award, presented by Indian Radiological and Imaging Association. He has also received awards for teaching and promoting Radiology across the globe.

Dr. Dogra is a consulting editor to Ultrasound clinics, published by Elsevier science and also its founder member. He is currently on the editorial board of Ultrasound Quarterly, journal published by Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound. He has served on the editorial board of Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (JUM), a publication of AIUM. He has been invited eight times to be Guest editor for Radiology Clinics of North America and Ultrasound clinics.

Dr. Dogra has published 160 peer reviewed scientific papers and 34 book chapters. Dr. Dogra has 219 scientific national and international presentations to his credit. He is a very sought after speaker at the national and international level. He has trained hundreds of radiology residents and many fellows in radiology. He has delivered 85 international lectures in various countries, including China, England, Egypt, Uganda, India, Turkey, Mexico and Chile. He has 51 visiting professorships to his credit. At the national level (USA) he has delivered 83 lectures. He has mentored many residents, fellows and junior faculty members.

Editor in Chief

Dr. Dogra has eight textbooks in Radiology to his credit including Ultrasound Secrets published by Elsevier Science, ISBN 1-56053-594-6 and An atlas of “Ultrasound Guided Procedures”. Thieme Publishers, NY, USA. ISBN: 9781604061703. His latest book publication is Genitourinary Radiology: Male Genital Tract, Adrenal and Retroperitoneum: The Pathologic Basis. Springer-Verlag, London Limited. Publication Date: 2013 | ISBN978-1-4471-4898-2 Edition: 2012 Dr. Dogra is Fellow of American institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (FAIUM), Society of radiologists in Ultrasound (FSRU), Society of abdominal radiology (FSAR) and European society of Genito-urinary radiology (FESUR).

He is has served and/or still serving on many national and international committees as a member or a chair of the committee, including RSNA, ARRS, AIUM and SRU to name the few.

He has been part of/or received 20 National grants for his research in Photo acoustic imaging and other research interests.

Dr. Dogra was awarded Honorary Membership of IFUMB in Lucknow (India) meeting on 4th November 2017.

Associate Editor


Sheila Sheth, MD is Associate Editor of American Journal of Sonography


Associate Editor

Sheila Sheth, MD currently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, Division of Abdominal imaging at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York city. Prior to her current appointment, she was an Associate Professor of Radiology and Pathology in the Russel H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore Maryland. She is board certified in diagnostic Radiology by the American board of radiology and fellowship trained in cross-sectional imaging. Her imaging experience spans over 30 years. Her scientific interests include Thyroid Imaging, GU imaging and Ultrasound, including Contrast ultrasound and Elastography.

Dr. Sheth is/was a regular reviewer for several journals including Radiology, Radiographics, Ultrasound Quarterly, The Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Imaging Sciences. She was the editor for The Continuous Practice Improvement Self Assessement modules in Ultrasound of the American College of Radiology from 2011 to 2016.

Dr. Sheth has published 76 peer reviewed papers and 16 book chapters. She has 67 scientific national and international presentations to her credit. She has spoken at National and International meetings delivering 75 lectures at national and international meetings, including in India and the Phiulippines. She has trained and mentored numerous residents and fellows, in the USA but also abroad as an International RSNA Visiting Professor in 1998 in Mumbai, India and in 2016 in the Philippines. She served as the Cross-Sectional Imaging Fellowship Director at Johns Hopkins from 2009 until 2017.

Dr. Sheth is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound.

She has served and/or is still serving on many national committees as a member or a chair of the committee, including RSNA, ARRS, ACR and SRU.

Facts about the Journal


Scope of American Journal of Sonography

The AJS will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in the field of Sonography. Manuscripts with high clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

The mission of this journal is to publish, promote, educate and spread the knowledge of Sonography in a manner that enables radiologists to clearly comprehend concepts and practices and encourage further research and technical innovations.

American Journal of Sonography is a platform for practicing radiologists, researchers and students to share, learn and gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts and practices of Sonography understand the physics governing the equipment used in Sonography procedures. The journal aims to make available cutting edge technical and relevant knowledge to radiologists worldwide leading to optimal healthcare for all. It intends to maintain the highest standard of professionalism to ensure advancement Sonography to the next level.

American Journal of Sonography will have ten categories covering: Basic Science and Instrumentation, General and Abdominal Ultrasound, Ultrasound in Medical Education, Ultrasound Guided Interventions, Vascular Ultrasound, Obstetric/Gynecology, Breast Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Pediatric Ultrasound, Others. The journal publishes original research papers, papers on technical innovations, review articles, Ultrasound-pathologic correlation, pictorial essays, case reports, case series and letters to editors. The journal allows free access to its articles.

Many journals consider case reports to have a low impact factor. We feel case reports are the basic building blocks of medical knowledge in Sonography. We strongly encourage authors to send case reports for publication in our journal. We believe case reports stimulate the reader’s thought processes and encourage them to think of novel and varied paths. This, in turn, results in the generation of new research ideas and is very important in promoting scientific investigation and exploration.

Benefits

An article published in the journal can be viewed without a fee by readers all over the world. The author also gets to retain copyright to the article and the figures. This allows authors to extend their exposure in the world of medical research and get worldwide recognition for their work.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners: EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Google Scholar, Crossref, Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI), Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI), Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Scientific Indexing Services (SIS), J-Gate and Index Copernicus International World of Journals (ICI).

Journal Ethics

American Journal of Sonography is committed to meeting and upholding the standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit https://americanjs.com/ethical-guidelines.php

Plagiarism Policy

We have plagiarism check available on our Editor’s and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system. We encourage our editor’s and reviewer’s to use the plagiarism check. Any manuscript with plagiarism will be rejected immediately.

Archival Policy

We use PORTICO for our third party repositry for all articles published with us. All our articles are assigned a DOI number. We are members of https://crossref.org

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. American Journal of Sonography has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

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Publisher

American Journal of Sonography is a publication of Scientific Scholar, a USA based publisher of scientific journals.

Imaging Science Today was founded in 2011 by a group of practicing doctors and industry specialists and from 2017 its scientific journal publishing business was brought under a new umbrella of Scientific Scholar. It is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports many of the popular open access models and all the aspects of the scientific journal publishing through its peer-review management system- Scientific Scholar and Open Access platform. The headquarter of Scientific Scholar is in Rochester, NY, USA and has a subsidiary arm in Delhi, India.

Scientific Scholar currently publishes prestigious journals like American Journal of Interventional Radiology and American Journal of Ophthalmic Clinical Trials and is growing in its portfolio.

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