All contributors to IASIM-2018 are invited to submit a paper to a Special Issue of JSI—Journal of Spectral Imaging dedicated to the conference. IM Publications Open, publisher of JSI, is one of the sponsors of the meeting and is enabling you to publish an Open Access paper in the journal with absolutely no cost to you. Selected papers from the meeting will appear as a collection of “Papers Presented at IASIM-2018”, and will, of course, be freely available without restriction.
JSI is included in major databases including Scopus, Google Scholar, CNKI Scholar, CrossRef, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Dimensions, Portico and Semantic Scholar. JSI has applied for inclusion in the Web of Science and publication of a paper from you will greatly help this application and, hopefully, our first Impact Factor.
We recommend that papers are submitted within three months of the end of the conference, i.e. by 30 September 2018.
JSI is an online journal and papers are published online shortly after acceptance. This means that there is no waiting for the entire issue to be collated; the sooner you submit your paper, the sooner it can be published; subject to satisfactory review of course. Papers from the conference will be compiled into a dedicated contents page for the Special Issue as well as appearing in the regular annual volumes. See https://www.impopen.com/vi-toc/V_IASIM-2016 for an example from the last IASIM meeting.
Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal’s online manuscript submission and refereeing system at https://papers.impublications.com. If you have not used this before, you will need to register first. Once logged in, choose Journal of Spectral Imaging and make sure you choose the IASIM-2018 section in the first step when submitting your paper.
Your paper will be peer reviewed and you may be asked to make changes before it can be accepted.
There is detailed information on preparing your paper at the journal’s Author Centre at https://www.impopen.com/jsi-author-centre. JSI welcomes Supplementary Material including data sets, video, audio or other similar material.
We believe this collection of papers will be a useful record of this excellent meeting and one that will be widely read.