Chinese Journal of Radiology started publication in September 1953. To adapt to the new trend, the scale of the journal was expanded continuously and changed from quarterly to bimonthly, finally monthly in 1992. With high-quality words, charts, printing and bookbinding, the journal was increased to 96 pages per issue in 2002 and 112 pages per issue in 2003. Chinese Journal of Radiology takes middle and high level of radiologist as its readership. It is composed of several columns, including reviews, monograph, system radiology, experimental study, interventional radiology, image library, application of computer in medicine, technology, equipment design and instrument maintenance. Therefore, it has strong readability and authority. As the advanced radiology journal and highbrow publication, Chinese Journal of Radiology reflects the tendency and development on radiology in time and the overall academic level in China. It has become one of top 100 technical and scientific journals in frequency of cited journals and impact factor in 6 successive years in China. It also ranks first in the special medicine and second in the preclinical medicine. The impact factor has been stable in about 1.0 since 2000, and reached 1.916 in 2005. The journal has been rated “Top 100 Excellent Academic Journals” in 6 successive times. What’s more, it has won the first prize of “Excellent Journals of Chinese Medical Association” repeatedly and second prize of “Excellent Technical and Scientific Journal” by China Association for Science and Technology in two successive times. In 2005, it won the award of “Top 100 Key Journals” of The Third National Journal Award and the Pioneering Innovation Award of Chinese Medical Association Magazine Office. It was included by Russian Digest (one of the six great retrieval systems in the world) in 2005. The objective of Chinese Journal of Radiology is to carry out the policies of medical and health work of the country, promote the popularization and improvement of radiology, try to combine theory with practice, manifest the major scientific development of radiology, and boost the academic exchanges.