IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING (T-MI) encourages the submission of manuscripts on imaging of body structure, morphology and function, and imaging of microscopic biological entities. The journal publishes original contributions on medical imaging achieved by various modalities, such as ultrasound, X-rays (including CT) magnetic resonance, radionuclides, microwaves, and light, as well as medical image processing and analysis, visualization, pattern recognition, and related methods. Studies involving highly technical perspectives are most welcome. The journal focuses on a unified common ground where instrumentation, systems, components, hardware and software, mathematics and physics contribute to the studies.

To qualify for publication, submitted manuscripts must be previously unpublished and must not be under consideration elsewhere. The Editor-in-Chief and an Associate Editor will perform a quick review of each manuscript to evaluate the manuscript in terms of novelty, quality and appropriateness and may return the manuscript immediately if it does not meet minimum standards of quality and originality. Manuscripts will ONLY be accepted in electronic format through a new system called ScholarOne Manuscripts. Please go to the ScholarOne Manuscripts website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmi-ieee or to the TMI website http://www.ieee-tmi.org/ to find instructions to create an account and electronically submit your manuscript. Do not send original submissions or revisions directly to the Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editors. If you are unable to submit your contribution electronically, please contact the Editor-in-Chief at ieee-tmi@engineering.uiowa.edu.

To access published issues and forthcoming papers of IEEE TMI, please visit IEEE Xplore.


October 28, 2014

Google introduced Google Scholar Metrics as "an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications". For more information, visit http://googlescholar.blogspot.com/2012/04/google-scholar-metrics-for-publications.html. The following table is generated with http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&view_op=search_venues&vq=medical+%28physics+OR+analysis+OR+imaging%29.


July 30, 2014 - The latest Journal Citation Reports© 2013 published by Thomson Reuters


JCR data and Eigenfactor ™ metrics of IEEE TMI
Year Total Cites Impact Factor 5-Year Impact Factor Immediacy Index Articles Cited Half-life Eigenfactor™ Score Article Influence™ Score
2013 12890 3.799 4.575 0.544 193 9.5 0.02327 1.595
2012 11439 4.027 4.268 0.603 194 9.1 0.02018 1.4
2011 10353 3.643 4.105 0.543 175 8.7 0.01893 1.307
2010 10907 3.545 4.349 0.975 162 8.3 0.01888 1.261
2009 9957 3.540 4.400 0.404 183 8.1 0.02055 1.355

The ranking of TMI in its subject categories based on Impact Factor
Category Name Total Journals in Category Journal Rank in Category
Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications 102 10
Engineering, Biomedical 77 7
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic 247 16
Imaging Science & Photographic Technology 23 2
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging 121 15
JCR Indexed IEEE Publications 141 18

January 7, 2014 - Submission deadline for Special Issue on Spectral CT

The submission deadline is extended to February 15, 2014. Please visit Call for Paper page for details.


September 23, 2013 - Call for papers: Special Issue on Spectral CT

Please visit Call for Paper page for details.


August 29, 2013 - Call for papers: Special Issue on Spine Imaging, Image-based Modeling, and Image Guided Intervention

Please visit Call for Paper page for details.


July 29, 2013 - Graphical Abstract Description and Specifications

In an effort to enhance IEEE Xplore®, a Graphical Abstract can be displayed along with traditional text. The Graphical Abstract should provide a visual summary of the findings of the article by means of an image, animations, movies, or audio to help make clear the point of the article.

For more information, see here

July 19, 2013 - Search for Editor-in-Chief - Nomination/application deadline changed to September 30, 2013

The Steering Committee for the IEEE Transactions of Medical Imaging invites nominations and applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. The appointment is for three years, January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2017.

Nominations and applications should be submitted to Dr. Elsa Angelini, Chair of the IEEE-TMI Steering Committee, via elsa.angelini@telecom-paristech.fr. Nominations/applications should include (1) Name of candidate; (2) A brief biography including previous editorial experience (maximum one page); (3) Full CV; and (4) A personal statement by the candidate (optional, 500-word maximum statement of the candidate's vision for the journal and special qualifications for the position). Nominations must be received no later than September 30, 2013.

Full details can be found here.


July 3, 2013 - Abstract Description and Specifications

In order for an abstract to be effective when displayed in IEEE Xplore® as well as through indexing services such as Compendex, INSPEC, Medline, ProQuest, and Web of Science, it must be an accurate, stand-alone reflection of the contents of the article. The abstract must be a concise yet comprehensive reflection of what is in your article. In particular:


June 20, 2013 - The latest Journal Citation Reports© 2012 published by Thomson Reuters


JCR data and Eigenfactor ™ metrics of IEEE TMI
Year Total Cites Impact Factor 5-Year Impact Factor Immediacy Index Articles Cited Half-life Eigenfactor™ Score Article Influence™ Score
2012 11439 4.027 4.268 0.603 194 9.1 0.02018 1.4
2011 10353 3.643 4.105 0.543 175 8.7 0.01893 1.307
2010 10907 3.545 4.349 0.975 162 8.3 0.01888 1.261
2009 9957 3.540 4.400 0.404 183 8.1 0.02055 1.355
2008 10426 4.004 5.544 0.468 158 7.3 0.02142 1.368

The ranking of TMI in its subject categories based on Impact Factor
Category Name Total Journals in Category Journal Rank in Category
Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications 99 5
Engineering, Biomedical 79 7
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic 242 8
Imaging Science & Photographic Technology 23 2
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging 120 15
JCR Indexed IEEE Publications 135 10

Apr 1, 2013 - Policy about submitting a "Challenge" paper

TMI's policy allows submitting manuscripts to TMI describing the organization and results of online and grand challenges. Full details can be found here.


October 18, 2012 - IEEE TMI is now a hybrid journal with open access option

IEEE TMI is now a hybrid journal that publishes both traditional subscription-based content as well as open access, author-pays content. The open access option is just incorporated into the SchoalrOne Manuscripts system. When submitting a new manuscript, you will see the open access (OA) option as shown below. IEEE TMI's page charge details can be found in The Complete Editorial Policy. For more information and questions regarding IEEE’s Open Access policy, please refer to IEEE Open Access Publishing Options.

You don't have to decide on the OA option when submitting a new manuscript, once a manuscript is aceepted you will have another chance to indicate your choice on OA option during the final files submission. Currently, choosing OA option for final files submission is not yet avaialble on ScholarOne Manuscripts and we will annouce it when becomes avaialble. In the meantime, if you have an accepted paper (waiting for final files or already appears as an early access paper on IEEE Xplore) and like to make it open access, please contact the editorial office (ieee-tmi@engineering.uiowa.edu).


July 16, 2012 - The latest Journal Citation Reports© 2011 published by Thomson Reuters


JCR data and Eigenfactor ™ metrics of IEEE TMI
Year Total Cites Impact Factor 5-Year Impact Factor Immediacy Index Articles Cited Half-life Eigenfactor™ Score Article Influence™ Score
2011 10353 3.643 4.105 0.543 175 8.7 0.01893 1.307
2010 10907 3.545 4.349 0.975 162 8.3 0.01888 1.261
2009 9957 3.540 4.400 0.404 183 8.1 0.02055 1.355
2008 10426 4.004 5.544 0.468 158 7.3 0.02142 1.368
2007 7725 3.275 4.450 0.368 144 7.0 0.02466 1.500

The ranking of TMI in its subject categories based on Impact Factor
Category Name Total Journals in Category Journal Rank in Category
Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications 99 4
Engineering, Biomedical 72 7
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic 244 12
Imaging Science & Photographic Technology 21 3
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging 116 17
JCR Indexed IEEE Publications 133 11

Apr 9,2012

Google introduced Google Scholar Metrics as "an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications". For more information, visit http://googlescholar.blogspot.com/2012/04/google-scholar-metrics-for-publications.html. The following table is generated with http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&view_op=search_venues&vq=medical+%28physics+OR+analysis+OR+imaging%29.