The Insight Journal 3.0

Julien Jomier and Charles Marion | Kitware Blog | September 26, 2011

Kitware’s data publishing team is pleased to announce the release of a new major version the Insight Journal. The Insight Journal is an open access journal covering scientific domains from visualization to image computing. Since its launch in 2006, the Insight Journal (IJ) has become a central resource for scientific developers around the world. Nowadays, the IJ counts more than 2300 users and hosts more than 490 publications and 840 reviews. The unique characteristics of the IJ include free and open access to not only articles and reviews but also datasets and source code. The IJ also encourages open peer-review and invites discussion between reviewers and authors in order to make the published algorithms better. The IJ supports continuous revision of articles, code, and reviews allowing developers to always find state-of-the art algorithms.

After the success of the journal for the Insight Toolkit (ITK) community, the IJ recently opened its doors to the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) community with the VTK Journal as well as a broader community of image computing methods. The IJ has also been hosting papers for workshop at the international conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) since 2007.

This major release continues to focus on the dissemination of scientific open data while improving the overall user experience using new web technologies such as CSS3 or HTML5. These new features are presented below...