About the Journal of Electronic Imaging
The Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI) is a print and online journal, copublished by IS&T and SPIE, that publishes papers in all technology areas that make up the fields of design, engineering, and applications of electronic imaging systems. In 1992, inspired by the success of their cosponsored Electronic Imaging conference, the two societies identified a need for a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the full spectrum of electronic imaging technologies, and JEI was launched as a result.
In addition to contributed research papers, JEI occasionally publishes special sections in key areas of technology. Special sections are assembled by guest editors. See the Editorial Schedule for a list of forthcoming special section topics and dates.
Why publish in this journal?
JEI is a peer-reviewed journal that addresses technical problems, issues, and progress in the field of electronic imaging. Authors benefit from a rigorous review process, prompt publication times, multimedia integration, and high-resolution online color image display.
- Online-first publication of articles
- Professional copyediting and typesetting
- Free online color figures
- Multimedia integration
- 5 free downloads for authors
- Open access publication at a low cost through payment of voluntary page charges
- Voluntary page charges
- Abstracting and indexing in leading scientific databases, including Science Citation Index Expanded; Current Contents; Inspec; Scopus; and Ei Compendex.
Submit a manuscript
The Journal of Electronic Imaging uses an online submission system. Please do not submit your manuscript via e-mail.
Authors should read and follow the instructions on how to prepare and format a manuscript prior to submission.
Authors should also read the journal policies prior to submission to ensure their manuscript meets the journal requirements. The journal policies also provide information about submitting a proceedings manuscript to the journal.
Authors are required to include a cover letter with their submission explaining the significance and novelty of the work, the problem that is being addressed, and why the manuscript belongs in JEI. This cover letter sample (.doc) can be used as a template.
JEI typically allows only one round of major revision. Authors should carefully address all reviewer comments when submitting a revised manuscript. Also note that resubmission of a rejected manuscript is normally not allowed until three months after the decision date.
Types of Manuscripts
Letter: A short technical communication of significant interest intended for rapid publication in the JEI Letters section of the journal. The manuscript length may not exceed three printed journal pages. Further details.
JEI Letters: The purpose of this section of the Journal of Electronic Imaging is to provide rapid publication of short technical communications of significant interest. Submissions should be prepared in the same manner as a regular paper, except that there are no author biographies. The manuscript length may not exceed three printed journal pages. This corresponds to approximately 3000 words (excluding title, abstract, and author information); figures will further reduce the maximum word content. A brief cover letter setting forth the significance of the paper must accompany the manuscript. If accepted, letters will be scheduled for publication in the next available issue of the Journal of Electronic Imaging. Regular page charges apply to letters.
A Letters page length template (.doc) is available for your convenience. Please note that this template should not be used for layout and formatting of your manuscript. It should only be used to roughly determine the final length of a typeset paper. To use this template, copy and paste the text of your abstract, paper body, and references where shown, and do not change font or margins. Insert and size your figures and captions to determine if the paper will fit within the three-page limit. For manuscript formatting templates, please refer to the instructions on how to prepare and format a manuscript.
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.
SPIE uses the CrossCheck plagiarism screening service to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. CrossCheck is a multipublisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality.