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Kym Cox ARPS /  Light Intereference
CREDIT: © Kym Cox ARPS / Light Interference

Imaging Science Journal seeking a new editor

Published since 1953 the ISJ is a peer-reviewed journal covering fundamental and applied scientific aspects of imaging

ISJ Cover
Karl Gaff The Invisible Made Visible
CREDIT: © Karl Gaff / The Invisible Made Visible
Juliet Evans ARPS / State Of Play
CREDIT: © Juliet Evans ARPS / State Of Play

The Imaging Science Journal (ISJ) is seeking a new Chief Editor, to replace Professor Mark Richardson who is stepping down. The ISJ is the official scientific journal of The Royal Photographic Society with a history back to 1953. It is published on the Society's behalf by Taylor and Francis.

The ISJ has expanded greatly in recent years and is now published 8 times a year. It is fully peer reviewed and is indexed by Web of Knowledge and Scopus.

The Chief Editor is responsible for leading and broadening a skilled and enthusiastic editorial team and for developing the editorial content and coverage of the journal, both in print and online.

For this exciting role, the ideal candidate will have: a broad knowledge of imaging science; excellent writing and verbal communication skills; a commitment to the communication of scientific ideas and an awareness of researchers’ priorities in the publication of their work; outstanding leadership qualities; commercial awareness and a positive attitude to change. S/He should have a PhD and a strong research background; previous editorial experience would be an advantage. The ideal candidate will also have innovative and creative ideas for the future development of the journal.

The person appointed will receive an honorarium and complimentary membership of the RPS.

Read more about the ISJ here:

For further information, or for an initial conversation, please contact Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS, Director, Education and Public Affairs on +44 (0)117 316 4474 or e:

The closing date for applications, consisting of a short CV and cover letter addressing the person specification noted above, is 0900 (GMT) on Monday, 21 December 2020, emailed to:

Applications will be considered by the RPS Science Committee, chaired by Bob Tapper, and all short-listed candidates will be contacted at the start of January 2021. 

Images from the RPS Science Photographer of the Year 2019 exhibition. Courtesy: Kym Cox ARPS; Karl Gaff; Juliet Evans ARPS.