Journal of Perceptual ImagingTM (JPI)

Peer-reviewed   •   Open Access   •   Multidisciplinary

IS&T is proud to announce the launch of a new journal at the intersection of perception and imaging. JPI focuses on the role of the human in imaging and visualization systems, in a wide range of application areas. The goal is to promote research that explores how principles of perception and cognition support and inspire new technologies, and how emerging technologies drive new questions for perceptual research. >>View Press Release


The Journal of Perceptual Imaging has a broad scope, welcoming research from a wide range of disciplines, technologies and application areas. Experimental, theoretical, and survey papers are welcome. Topics include:

Perception and Cognition for Imaging and Visualization

  • Vision, audition, touch, and multi-sensory interactions
  • Color perception
  • Texture, lighting, and material appearance
  • Visual attention and saliency
  • Human decision-making and problem solving
  • Memory, perceptual organization, and semantics
  • Depth, stereo, and movement
  • Psychophysical and experimental methods
  • Art, aesthetics, and emotion

Perceptually-inspired Algorithms and Approaches for:

  • Image quality and quality of experience
  • Image and video search, analysis, coding, synthesis, and understanding
  • Visualization, computer graphics, and visual analytics
  • Stereoscopic and immersive environments
  • Machine-learning, AI, and computer-vision
  • Computational aesthetics
  • Design and evaluation

Application Areas

The world of imaging is expanding. The Journal of Perceptual Imaging welcomes papers in new and emerging applications and technologies, including:

  • Novel user interface
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Surveillance, autonomous vehicles, and other sensor-based technologies
  • Medical imaging and bioinformatics
  • Digital humanities
  • Computational photography and light-wave cameras
  • Mobile and High-Dynamic range systems
  • Gaming and robotics

Why Publish in JPI?

  • You are inspired by technology innovation and also by a deep understanding of fundamental principles of human perception, cognition, and expression.
  • Your research is multidisciplinary, and does not fit neatly into other journals’ scope.
  • There is a significant computational, psychological, neurophysiological, and/or artistic component to your imaging research.
  • There are important practical implications of your perceptual and cognitive research for imaging technologies and/or applications.
  • You want your research to be seen as soon as you approve the proofs for publication. JPI papers are posted online as soon as final approval is given by the author(s) and editors.


The world of electronic imaging is exploding, from its earliest roots in image processing, printing, and display technology to its vibrant branches in visualization, image search, internet applications, and art. Some of the biggest advances in this field have been driven by insights and advances in psychology and vision science, including JPEG and MPEG coding, image quality metrics, high dynamic range imaging, and color guidance for visual analytics. Recent advances in computational capability and sophistication have opened the door to new approaches and application areas that will enable and require deeper understanding of the “human in the loop.”

The Journal of Perceptual Imaging springs from the IS&T Conference on Human Vision and Electronic Imaging (HVEI), which has been driving the research agenda in this multidisciplinary field for 30 years. JPI builds on this foundation to provide an open-source, peer-reviewed academic journal to serve perceptual, imaging, and visualization scientists in the greater intellectual community.

Paper Submission Details

Original manuscripts not previously published and not currently submitted for publication elsewhere may be submitted for peer-review. Prior publication does not refer to conference abstracts, paper summaries, or non-reviewed proceedings. Submissions that expand in scope and level of detail on preliminary communications published as conference papers, abstracts, or summaries are acceptable; prior work must clearly be cited in these situations.

Fast-Track Publication: Accepted papers are posted online as soon as final approval is given by the author(s) and editors. Once all the papers in an issue are finalized, the journal volume is created.

Copyright: To meet the diverse needs of authors and their employers, IS&T offers a flexible choice in copyright options (see Transfer of Copyright for details).

All JPI papers will be available as Open Access papers in the IS&T Digital Library and will be downloadable in their entirety for free in perpetuity, irrespective of the specific copyright chosen  by authors/employers.

Two Submission Options

#1 Directly to JPI for review and publication upon acceptance. See JPI Author Guidelines
#2 Through the JPI-first option at the IS&T Electronic Imaging Symposium. JPI-first papers are published upon acceptance in JPI, presented at HVEI or any other EI Symposium Conference of choice, and appear as a reprint in the conference proceedings. Accepted JPI-first papers are guaranteed a presentation slot at the annual EI Symposium. See JPI-first Author Guidelines

Fees and Obligations

There is a $1,000 article processing fee for papers of up to 12 pages. Additional pages incur a $50/page fee.

Those selecting the JPI-first submission option must agree to present the paper at an Electronic Imaging Symposium conference. Authors of JPI-first papers will pay a reduced Symposium registration fee.

Submit manuscript to JPI or JPI-first

Note JPI-first papers are being accepted for the Color and Imaging Conference and Electronic Imaging Symposium.


JPI is an Open Access, online-only journal that resides in the IS&T Digital Library on the Ingenta platform. As such, there are no subscription options at this time. Links to the new journal will be added to this page once the first issue is published. Anticipated Volume 1, Issue 1 publication date: early 2018.


Editorial Board


Bernice Rogowitz, Visual Perspectives and Columbia University (USA)
Thrasyvoulos Pappas, Northwestern University (USA)

Associate Editors

Damon Chandler, Shizuoka University (Japan)
Huib de Ridder, Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands)
Pierrre Dragicevic, French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (Inria) (France)
Ruth Rosenholtz, MIT Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences (USA)
Michael Webster, University of Nevada Reno (USA)

Steering Committee

Chair: Andrew "Beau" Watson, Apple Inc. (USA)
Susan Farnand, Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)

Sergio Goma, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (USA)
Suzanne Grinnan, IS&T (USA)
Thrasyvoulos Pappas, Northwestern University (USA)
Bernice Rogowitz, Visual Perspectives and Columbia University (USA)
Christopher Tyler, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (USA)


For general inquiries, please contact For questions on papers under review, contact


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