Journal of Microscopy

The Scientific Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society: The Journal of Microscopy is an international and interdisciplinary forum for publication, discussion and education for scientists and technologists who use any form of microscopy or image analysis.

Citation Impact
2023 CiteScore (Scopus): 4.3
2023 Journal Citation Indicator (Clarivate): 0.86
2023 Journal Impact Factor (Clarivate): 1.5

2023 Submission to first decision: 16 days
2023 Submission to acceptance: 86 days

Frequency: Monthly
Print ISSN: 0022-2720 / Online ISSN: 1365-2818

The Journal of Microscopy is the oldest journal dedicated to the science of microscopy and the only peer-reviewed publication of the Royal Microscopical Society. It publishes papers that report on the very latest developments in microscopy such as advances in microscopy techniques or novel areas of application. We will also consider research papers in which the application of state-of-the-art microscopy is a key aspect of the research findings.

The scope of the Journal covers research in the physical and biological sciences and covers imaging methods using light, electrons, X-rays and other radiations as well as atomic force and near field techniques. Interdisciplinary research is welcome. Papers pertaining to microscopy are also welcomed on optical theory, spectroscopy, novel specimen preparation and manipulation methods and image recording, processing and analysis including dynamic analysis of living specimens.

The Journal of Microscopy offers authors an open access option. The benefits include:

  • High visibility all articles are immediately, freely available online

  • Easy compliance with open access mandates with Creative Commons licenses

  • Reuse and immediate deposit of final article in any website or repository

  • Copyright retention – You retain the copyright for your article at all times

  • Automatic export to PubMed Central/Europe PubMed Central (PMC) when appropriate

  • High-quality and authoritative publishing standards with rigorous peer-review

The Journal publisher, Wiley, has a number of agreements in place with institutions and funders to help authors publish open access and ensure compliance with open access policies. Authors from an institution affiliated with an open access deal may publish primary research and review articles open access at no charge to the author. More information on these agreements can be found on the Wiley website

Publication types include full papers, hot topic fast tracked communications and review articles. Authors considering submitting a review article should contact the editorial office first.

The Journal of Microscopy is published by Wiley on the Wiley Online Library on behalf of the Royal Microscopical Society.

RMS Members can enjoy a discounted subscription to the Journal of Microscopy.

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