Submit to the Journal of Microscopy

The Journal of Microscopy publishes papers that report on the very latest developments in microscopy such as advances in microscopy techniques or novel areas of application. The Journal does not seek to publish routine applications of microscopy or specimen preparation even though the submission may otherwise have a high scientific merit.

The scope 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.

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.

Hot topic papers MUST be topical, concise, and of high interest/impact to the microscopy community. Upon acceptance, hot topic papers will be fast-tracked and most are published online within 30 days of acceptance.

View the Submission Instructions and Author Guidelines at Wiley Online. You will also find information on proofs, OnlineOpen, offprints, Wiley-Blackwell's Author Services, and much more.

Why Submit to the Journal of Microscopy?

  • No submission fees, page charges, or colour charges
  • No page limit
  • Simple online submission at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jmi
  • Helpful, friendly Editorial Team
  • Average time from submission to first decision is 60 days
  • High readership figures
  • Online tracking system - Authors can easily check the status of an article in production and receive emails at key stages
  • Rapid Publication with Early View: papers published online in advance of print, significantly shortening time from acceptance to publication
  • Free electronic offprint
Manuscripts will be considered only on the understanding that they have not been published and are not being considered for publication elsewhere. Papers will be published only on the recommendation of suitable referees. Authors must affirm that they have been engaged in the conception and design of an investigation and/or the analysis and interpretation of the data, that they have helped in the drafting of the manuscript and that they have seen the final version.


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