New editor for Imaging Science Journal

13 May 2015

Society news

Maney Publishing is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Mark Richardson as Editor of The Imaging Science Journal, an official journal of The Royal Photographic Society which is supported by the Society's Imaging Science Group.

Professor Richardson is Professor of Electronic Warfare at Cranfield University, and holds the position of Head of the Centre of Electronic Warfare, and Director of Academic Resources. He has extensive experience in electro-optics and infrared (EO&IR) technologies for electronic warfare, battlefield surveillance technology, laser systems, and digital image processing. His research work is in Infrared Signature Simulation & Modelling and EO&IR Countermeasures.

In addition to his responsibilities at Cranfield, Professor Richardson annually joins the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Europe conference committee and co-chairs the event for Optics/Photonics for Defence & Security. He also organises a classified, annual, international conference on EO&IR, seekers and countermeasures; the only conference of this kind in the world. 

The Imaging Science Journal broadly covers both fundamental and applied scientific aspects of imaging, including the capture, processing, storage and visualisation of information from radiation of any kind. The Journal publishes in areas such as machine vision, remote sensing, high speed imaging, holography and image quality and security, and will benefit greatly from Professor Richardson’s expertise in these and related fields.

From 2016, the Journal will begin to publish commissioned special issues highlighting important or emerging areas of research. Initial plans have been put in place by Professor Richardson to publish an issue dedicated to forensic imaging, and other dedicated issues featuring papers from the Electro-Optics & Infrared Conference and Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium both held at Cranfield.  

Professor Richardson comments on his new appointment, “I am delighted to be given this opportunity to work with The Imaging Science Journal team. Not only is this journal important to the RPS and the Imaging Science Group in particular but it also provides a valuable service to the broader world-wide community of those interested in the science and technology of imaging and imaging systems. My aim is to build on the excellent work of the previous editors and deliver insightful and thought leading papers together with highly relevant themed editions, such that The Imaging Science Journal is held in the highest regard by active researchers in the field’’.

Dr Michael Prichard, Director-General of the Royal Photographic Society comments, “The RPS warmly welcomes Professor Richardson to his new role.  The Society has always had a remit across the art and science of photography and The Imaging Science Journal remains as relevant in a digital era as it was when it was established in 1953. I look forward to seeing it prosper under Professor Richardson’s guidance”.  

Professor Richardson succeeds Dr Robin Jenkin, who served twelve years as Executive Editor and Editor in Chief alongside Professor Ralph Jacobson. During his time as editor, Dr Jenkin oversaw the Journal’s transition, reflecting research trends, from a focus on the chemical processes associated with analogue photography, to the many aspects of digital image processing that now prevail. Over this period the Journal increased in frequency from quarterly to publishing eight times per year. He leaves his position to dedicate more time to his career in industry.

Further information about The Imaging Science Journal can be found at


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