Journal of Imaging Science & Technology


To provide the imaging community documentation on a broad range of imaging research, development, and applications as a way to promote communication and understanding across the boundaries of the many disciplines involved in modern imaging.


Typical issues include research papers and/or comprehensive reviews from a variety of topical areas. In the spirit of fostering constructive scientific dialog, the Journal accepts Letters to the Editor commenting on previously published articles. Periodically the Journal features a Special Section containing a group of related— usually invited—papers introduced by a Guest Editor. Imaging research topics that have coverage in JIST include:

    1. Digital fabrication and biofabrication
    2. Digital printing technologies
    3. 3D imaging: capture, display, and print
    4. Augmented and virtual reality systems
    5. Mobile imaging
    6. Computational and digital photography
    7. Machine vision and learning
    8. Data visualization and analysis
    9. Image and video quality evaluation
    10. Color image science
    11. Image archiving, permanence, and security
    12. Imaging applications including astronomy, medicine, sports, and autonomous vehicles

JIST is indexed by: SCI and Web of Science, Ebsco, Portico, Crossref, CNPIEC, OCLC, EI Compendex, and others.
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Paper Submissions

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.
Authors may submit to JIST via Please review the Author Guidelines and IS&T Publication Policy before submitting your manuscript.

JIST Author Guidelines PDF
JIST-first Author Guidelines 
IS&T Publication Policy PDF
IS&T Publication Guidelines PDF
JIST Transfer of Copyright PDF


Institutional Subscriptions 

Individual Subscriptions

IS&T members receive an online subscription to JIST or JEI with their membership and may purchase hardcopy versions of the journal if they wish as detailed below:

  • Add-on hardcopy JIST subscription: $75 (US address) / $75 (non-US address)
  • Additional online subscription (to JIST/JEI): $45

If you are having difficulty accessing your JIST subscription at, or for more information, contact

Issues Before 2016

Contact IS&T staff at to purchase back issues of JIST, or to order scans of out-of-print articles.

Editorial Board


Chunghui Kuo, Eastman Kodak Company

Associate Editors

Vien Cheung, University of Leeds
Susan Farnand, Rochester Institute of Technology
Gabriele Gianini, Universita degli Studi di Milano
Yeong-Ho Ha, Kyungpook National University
Jon Yngve Hardeberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Rita Hofmann-Sievert, Bern University of Applied Sciences
Hang-Bong Kang, Catholic University of Korea
David L. Kao, NASA Ames Research Center
Hiroyuki Kawamoto, Waseda University
Kye-Si Kwon, Soonchunhyang University
Bart Lamiroy, University de Lorraine
Branka Lozo, University of Zagreb
Henry Y.T. Ngan, Hong Kong Baptist University
Maria Ortiz Segovia, Océ Print Logic Technologies
Marius Pedersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Steven Simske, HP Inc.
Danli Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University
Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan University
Song Zhang, Mississippi State University


In 1990, IS&T merged the Journal of Imaging Science (1985-1989) with the Journal of Imaging Technology (1984-1989) to form the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology (JIST). Articles from JIST since 1997 are available online through the abstract search database. Prior to that, IS&T also published the Photographic Science and Engineering (1957-1984) and the Journal of Applied Photographic Engineering (1975-1983). While copies of articles from these older journals are not available online, they may be accessed by contacting IS&T directly. All JIST articles published since January 1996 (Volume 40, No.1) are available from our digital library.


Archiving 2018

Proceedings on USB
Member price: $135
Non-Member price: $145

Color Science and the Visual Arts: 

A Guide for Conservators, Curators, and the Curious
Roy S. Berns
2016; Member/Non-Member price: $50

Camera Image Quality Benchmarking

Jonathan B Phillips and Henrik Eliasson
2017; Member price: $120

CIC2017 Proceedings

Lillehammer, Norway
September 2017
Member price $ 170
Non-member price $ 180

Printing for Fabrication 2017 Proceedings

Denver, CO
November 2017

High Dynamic Range Imaging
The Art and Science of HDR Imaging

John J. McCann and Alessandro Rizzi,
$100 member / $110 non-member