Special Issue on Spectral Imaging in Synchrotron Light Facilities

Aerial view of the Synchrotron Soleil in France

Aerial view of the Synchrotron Soleil in France. Credit: CAVOK Production - Laurent PERSIN and Soleil synchrotron

This Special Issue of JSI will cover the wide range of spectroscopic imaging techniques developed in synchrotron facilities. Applications in all scientific domains using the largest part of the electromagnetic domain from deep UV to hard X-rays are welcomed. Frédéric Jamme and Solenn Reguer (beamline scientists at the SOLEIL synchrotron facility in France) are Guest Editors.

Special Issues in JSI are subject to the same peer-review standards as regular papers and will receive the same quality of copy editing and typesetting. Papers submitted to JSI Special Issues are exempt from Open Access processing fees. Since JSI publishes continuously, there is no delay in publishing accepted papers as can happen with print-based journals. All papers in a Special Issue are collected into a “Virtual Issue” (see, for example, http://www.impopen.com/vi-toc/V_Ch-HSI) as well as appearing in the normal contents of the journal.

Open Access

Open Access publication means that all papers published in JSI are available to read without charge or registration. Authors retain copyright and have a choice of Creative Commons licences.

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.


Papers should be submitted by 30 November 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 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_Ch-HSI for an example.

Paper submission

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 Synchrotron 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.