last updated: 13:33 Mon 06 Oct 2014

Submitting scientific work


ESUR as the European Society of Radiology (ESR) advocates best practice in the research process and requires all authors to comply with the highest ethical and scientific standards.

1.     All abstracts submitted for publication, scientific/educational presentations or web-based applications linked to ESUR should be original, created by the indicated author or author group, and contain new material that will not have been presented before at any other society meetings, not previously published or under consideration for publication anywhere else.

2.     Material presented should not violate any copyright laws, as so borrowed material should be clearly labeled, including full citations for any copyrighted material.

3.     ESUR regards plagiarism and data fabrication/falsification (intentional alteration of research processes and results as well as image manipulation), as serious professional misconduct.

4.     All authors should have real contribution to the work presented. Gift authorship (co-authorship awarded to a person with no or little involvement in the research process) is unacceptable to the ESUR standards.

5.     Any work may only be submitted once. Duplicate abstracts (reporting the same data) that are submitted under a different title or author will be considered redundant publications.

6.     A work that has been previously published or presented can only be submitted provided that there are new methods, new findings, updated information or other valid reasons for submitting that can be provided by the author. If a work merely reflects an increase in the number of cases with no significant difference in the results, it is not considered valid.

7.     If preliminary or partial data has been published or presented, the author is required to indicate the details of the publication or presentation as well as the reasons for submitting the abstract another time.

8.     ESUR supports only research that has been conducted in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of World Medical Association.

9.     Works must not contain identifiable data of any sort within the text, tables and images accordingly to the European Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of personal data, implemented in 1995 by the European Commission.

10.  The authors must not have any financial interest in the scientific content of their work.