Aims and scope

Magnetic Resonance (MR) is a not-for-profit international scientific publication of articles on significant theoretical and experimental advances in all fields of magnetic resonance in liquids, solids and gases, in vitro and in vivo, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR), various hyperpolarization methods in liquids and solids such as dynamic nuclear polarization, para-hydrogen induced polarization, optically detected magnetic resonance, as well as innovative advances in techniques supporting magnetic resonance experiments that may range from sample preparation to computational techniques (for details see journal subject areas). To be suitable for publication in MR, articles must describe substantial advancements in magnetic resonance. They should include significant innovation regarding new insights into magnetic resonance methodology, or into systems studied by magnetic resonance techniques, or expand the applicability of magnetic resonance. Routine applications of established techniques and minor technical advances are considered to be outside its scope.

The manuscript types considered for peer-reviewed publication are research articles and review articles. The journal also welcomes educational articles that provide informative and original insights into topics of current interest.

Magnetic Resonance employs the two-stage publication process of many journals published by Copernicus Publications. It involves the scientific discussion forum Magnetic Resonance Discussions (MRD), which is designed to

  • foster and provide a lasting record of scientific discussion;
  • maximize transparency and scientific quality;
  • enable rapid posting of new scientific results;
  • make scientific publications freely accessible.

In the first stage, papers that pass a rapid access decision are immediately posted on the Magnetic Resonance Discussions (MRD) website. They are then subject to an interactive public discussion, during which the referees' comments (anonymous or signed), additional short comments by other members of the scientific community (signed), and the authors' replies are also posted in MRD. In the second stage, the peer-review process is completed and, if accepted, the final revised papers are published in Magnetic Resonance. To ensure publication for authors, and to provide a lasting record of scientific discussion, MRD and MR are both ISSN-registered, permanently archived, and fully citable.