The International Journal of the Image

The International Journal of the Image interrogates the nature of the image and functions of image-making. This cross-disciplinary journal brings together researchers, theoreticians, practitioners and teachers from areas of interest including: architecture, art, cognitive science, communications, computer science, cultural studies, design, education, film studies, history, linguistics, management, marketing, media studies, museum studies, philosophy, photography, psychology, religious studies, semiotics, and more.

The International Journal of the Image is peer-reviewed, supported by rigorous processes of criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary, ensuring that only intellectual work of the greatest substance and highest significance is published.

Founded: 2010
ISSN: 2154-8560 (Print) 2154-8579 (Online)
Publication Frequency: Quarterly (March, June, September, December)

Publish Your Research With Us

The International Journal of the Image encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards intellectual excellence.

Wide Reach

Available in electronic and print formats, we are committed to expanding the visibility, reach and impact of research published in the journal.

Better Reviews

Reviewers are selected on the basis of subject matter and disciplinary expertise, and review scores based on clearly articulated criteria, leading to fairer and more precise feedback.

Participatory Process

We take seriously the ‘peer’ of ‘peer review’. After having work accepted for publication, authors become reviewers, making the journal truly the collaborative work of a ‘Knowledge Community’. For their constructive contribute to other community members’ work, reviewers are listed as Associate Editors of the journal.


We don’t put undue weight on institutional affiliation, stage in career, previous publishing experience, national origins or disciplinary perspective. If the paper is excellent, it will be considered for publication.


Journal authors, as Knowledge Community members, have subscriber access to the journal and book series.

Hybrid Open Access

Authors can make their articles freely available via the Hybrid Open Access option.