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Aims and Scope

JSI—Journal of Spectral Imaging is the first journal to bring together current research from the diverse research areas of spectral, hyperspectral and chemical imaging as well as related areas such as remote sensing, chemometrics, data mining and data handling for spectral image data. We believe all those working in Spectral Imaging can benefit from the knowledge of others, even in widely different fields.

We welcome original research papers, letters, review articles, tutorial papers, short communications and technical notes.

All topics are welcomed, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemometrics
  • Cultural heritage
  • Data handling
  • Data mining
  • Deep learning
  • Environment
  • Food
  • Forensics
  • Geology
  • Green chemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Materials
  • Medicine
  • Petro-chemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physics
  • Space
  • Surfaces

With techniques such as:

  • Fluorescence
  • Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • Mass spectrometry/MALDI
  • Mid-infrared spectroscopy
  • Near infrared spectroscopy
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Secondary ion mass spectrometry
  • Ultraviolet spectroscopy
  • Visible spectroscopy
  • X-ray spectrometry (microanalysis)

Spatial regions may include:

  • Remote sensing (UAVs, planes, satellite)
  • Macro imaging
  • Micro imaging
  • Nano imaging

Journal information

Title: Journal of Spectral Imaging

Abbreviation: J. Spectral Imaging

Electronic ISSN: 2040-4565

Indexed in:

  • Scopus
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Google Scholar
  • CNKI Scholar
  • CrossRef
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Dimensions
  • FSTA
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers (NSD)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Portico

DOIs: All published papers are allocated a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for persistent citation and linking.

Acceptance ratio: 40%

40% Acceptance Rate

Open Access

All IM Publications Open periodicals are fully Open Access, providing free online access to all.

Authors have a choice of Creative Commons Licences, which ensures they can be compliant with funders’ and institutional requirements. Authors, of course, retain copyright in their work and can upload final, typeset PDFs to institutional repositories, personal webpages and other sharing and archiving platforms.

Read more about our Open Access policy.


As stated above, authors retain all copyright and other rights in their work. They are required to sign a publishing licence before their work can be published. In this, they specifically agree to IM Publications Open publishing their work, that the article is their original work, has not previously been published and is not currently under consideration by another journal. If the paper contains material which is someone else’s copyright, they must ensure that they have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner and that the material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text. They also affirm that the article does not, to the best of their knowledge, contain anything which is libellous, illegal or infringes anyone’s copyright or other rights.

The current publishing licence can be downloaded from our downloads page.

Traditional publishing standards

Individual IM Publications Open staff have over 35 years of experience in publishing high-quality journals. They take pride in ensuring that online-only, Open Access papers receive the same meticulous copy editing and typesetting they have practised for decades.

We also aim to ensure that authors are kept informed of the progress of their manuscript before the final decision and paper during the publication process. We aim to make the publishing process as simple and pleasant as possible!

Our aim is always to handle submissions as quickly as is compatible with thorough peer-review and availability of suitable referees.


Questions between submission and final decision

If you wish to submit a paper or have any other questions please contact Professor Ludovic Duponchel.

Professor Ludovic Duponchel
University de Lille, Cite Scientifique, Batiment C8, 59655 Villeneuve of Ascq Cedex France
 [email protected]