Partner organisations

We partner with the following organisations to help ensure our publications meet the highest standards.

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) educates and supports editors, publishers and those involved in publication ethics with the aim of moving the culture of publishing towards one where ethical practices becomes the norm. JSI—Journal of Spectral Imaging is a member of COPE and follows COPE’s Code of Conduct.


Crossref is a not-for-profit membership organisation that registers Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for publications and maintains a database of metadata for registered DOIs. Our membership and registration of DOIs for all articles ensures that can be found easily now and in the future.

Crossref Similarity Check

CrossRef Similarity Check is a similarity/plagiarism checking service that helps us screen the text of submitted papers. Papers published are also added to the iThenticate database.

Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. All papers in JSI—Journal of Spectral Imaging are indexed in the DOAJ. To be accepted in the DOAJ, we have had to demonstrate the quality of our publishing practices and the scientific content we publish.


Portico is a preservation service that archives copies of our published papers to ensure that they are available in the future.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons prepare and maintain a range of open licences to facilitate sharing of content around the world. Papers in JSI—Journal of Spectral Imaging are published under Creative Commons licences ensuring that authors retain copyright in their work. Authors can choose between BY, BY-NC and BY-NC-ND licences.

Initiative for Open Abstracts

The Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) advocates and promotes the unrestricted availability of the abstracts of the world’s scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters. IMP Open are pleased to participate and make abstracts freely available as well as depositing them with organisations such as Crossref and the Directory of Open Access Journals.