Journal of Imaging Science & Technology


Call for Special Issue Proposals 

An invaluable avenue for JIST to concentrate on contemporary emerging or innovative research subjects within the purview of imaging technologies is to publish high impact special issues focusing on a selected topic with thorough theoretical analyses and empirical treatments. Therefore, JIST special issues must be motivated by a clear and convincing emphasis on a designated research topic that is timely, significant and likely to generate interest among JIST's readership, which is different from the focus of well-established JIST-First issues and special issues of annual IS&T conferences. We look forward to hearing your ideas.

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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.

Please note: IS&T strongly discourages the use of the Lena (Lenna) image in its publications; authors should use other suitable images to illustrate and compare image processing algorithms. IS&T journals no longer review submissions containing the Lena image without convincing scientific justification for its use.

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 [email protected].

Issues Before 2016

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

Editorial Board


Chunghui Kuo

Associate Editors

Alessandro Artusi, University of Cyprus
Doo-Hyun Choi, Kyungpook National University
Frits Dijksman, University of Twente
Susan Farnand, Rochester Institute of Technology
Gabriele Gianini, Universita degli Studi di Milano
Jon Yngve Hardeberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Mathieu Hebert, Universite Jean Monnet de Saint Etienne
Rita Hofmann-Sievert, Bern University of Applied Sciences
Chih-Hsien Hsia, National Ilan University
Wen-Hsiang Hsieh, National Formosa University
Francisco Imai, Apple Inc.
Dileepan Joseph, University of Alberta
Hang-Bong Kang, Catholic University of Korea
David L. Kao, NASA Ames Research Center
Byung-Gyu Kim, Sookmyung Women's University
Jihoon Kim, Kongju National University
Yong-Hoon Kim, Sungkyunkwan University
Kye-Si Kwon, Soonchunhyang University
Oh-Seol Kwon, Changwon National University
Chaker Larabi, University of Poitiers
Branka Lozo, University of Zagreb
Teruaki Mitsuya, Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Samuel Morillas Gomez, Universitat Politècnica de València
Henry Y.T. Ngan, ENPS
Marius Pedersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Jia-Shing Sheu, National Taipei University of Education
Steven Simske, Colorado State University
Chang-Hwan Son, Kunsan National University
Masato Tsukada, NEC Corporation
Norimichi Tsumura, Chiba University
Danli Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yi Wang, Manhattan College
Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University
Yaohua Xie, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ning Yu, State University of New York Brockport
Shujian Yu, University of Florida
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.