The journal IMAGE defines itself as an interdisciplinary organ of publication for image science. Results of research from the field of visual representations are to be made accessible to interested specialists. Quality and an interdisciplinary focus are of special importance for the editors. The journal's committee guarantees this by means of a rigorous peer review.

The editors of IMAGE want to give a voice to as many disciplines as possible. They intend to make the publishing process transparent, especially with a view to the distinct features of the various individual disciplines. Submitted papers are therefore anonymized and assessed. The assessments of the articles are available to authors during the process of assessment. More information on guidelines for contributors and on the structure of the assessments can be found in the following.

Guidelines for contributions
Submissions are expected to contribute scientifically to recent debates on image science. The aim is to provide a clear and intelligible presentation of scientific results that can also be re-enacted by scientists in related disciplines. In particular, every article should include a brief explanation of terms used, a theoretical description of the aims of research, and a summary of the results. It is important that contributions be interdisciplinary in character. Contributions should be submitted by e-mail. It should include the following parts:

  • Title
  • Explanatory subtitle
  • Abstract in the language of the contribution and in English
  • At least three thematic key words
  • A specification on the primary and secondary discipline
  • Manuscript
  • Bibliography
  • Footnotes (only if absolutely necessary)
  • Pictures as separate files (jpg or gif with 72 to 150 dpi)

Pattern of assessment
Every article submitted should be reviewed by a representative of the primary discipline as well as of the secondary one. The assessments are saved with the article in a password-secured area. They can be viewed by the editors, the referees, and the authors. The following questions structure the review.

  1. How do you rate the article's content?
  2. How do you judge the article's originality?
  3. How do you judge the interdisciplinary connectivity
  4. To what extent does the article contribute to the clarification of a
    general image science?
  5. How do you judge the presentation and argument of the article?
  6. In case of minor or major revisions, what is the nature of those
  7. Outline the aspects of the article that are especially successful.
  8. Outline the aspects of the article that are especially unsuccessful.
  9. Does the assessed topic belong to your major field of research?