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Author Information for the Journal of Medical Imaging

The Journal of Medical Imaging (JMI) covers fundamental and translational research, as well as applications, focused on medical imaging, which continue to yield physical and biomedical advancements in early detection, diagnostics, and therapy of disease as well as in the understanding of normal. The scope of JMI includes imaging physics, tomographic reconstruction algorithms (such as those in CT and MRI), image processing, computer-aided diagnosis, visualization and modeling, PACS, image perception and observer performance, technology assessment, ultrasonic imaging, image-guided procedures, and digital pathology. Read the full scope.


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Types of Manuscripts

Regular Paper: A full-length manuscript presenting original work intended as a regular contribution to the journal.

Special Section Paper: A full-length manuscript presenting original work intended for submission to a special topical section organized by a guest editor.

Review Paper: An article reviewing a particular topic or field. Review papers are typically invited papers written by a highly regarded expert in the field. Review articles summarize progress made in a particular research or development area during a specified period and summarize the current state of the art. An author interested in submitting a review paper should first submit a proposal to the Editor for approval, including (a) an abstract, (b) an outline of the manuscript, and (c) the CVs of the authors.


Why publish in this journal?

The Journal of Medical Imaging (JMI) allows for the communication and peer-reviewed archive of scientific developments, associated translational and clinical applications, reviews, and recommendations for the field. JMI is published online as part of the SPIE Digital Library, accessible by researchers at many of the world's leading universities, laboratories, and corporations as well as thousands of individual subscribers.

Author benefits:

  • Articles are deposited into PubMed Central on behalf of the author, with full-text access available one year after publication
  • Abstracting and indexing in leading scientific databases, including PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Web of Science/ESCI, Inspec, Embase, and Ei Compendex
  • Rapid, e-first publication of articles (median time from acceptance to online publication, including copyediting and typesetting: 26 days)
  • Professional copyediting and typesetting
  • Rigorous peer review
  • Free online color figures
  • Free inclusion of videos and multimedia content
  • 5 free downloads for authors from the SPIE Digital Library
  • Open access publication option at a low cost
  • Published by SPIE, a not-for-profit society publisher with a mission to advance light-based research and technologies for the betterment of the human condition.

Publication Charges

JMI offers the option of open access publication for a flat rate of $960. SPIE open access fees are kept low in recognition of the fact that many authors have limited funding available to cover publication expenses. Open access papers are published under a Creative Commons CC-BY license.  Read more about our open access program. Your decision on whether to pay for open access has no impact on the review process or the timing of publication of the article.

There are no mandatory publication charges. If you do not choose to pay for open access, your paper will be published under subscription access control with the standard SPIE transfer of copyright agreement.  Read more about the rights and restrictions of these publication licenses.

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