Aims & Scope
The Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology is an international journal designed for the diverse community (biomedical, industrial and academic) of users and developers of novel x-ray imaging techniques. The purpose of the journal is to provide clear and full coverage of new developments and applications in the field. Areas such as x-ray microlithography, x-ray astronomy and medical x-ray imaging as well as new technologies arising from fields traditionally considered unrelated to x rays (semiconductor processing, accelerator technology, ionizing and non-ionizing medical diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, etc.) present opportunities for research that can meet new challenges as they arise. Research areas within the scope of the journal include:
- Interaction of x-rays with matter: x-ray phenomena, biological effects of radiation, radiation safety and optical constants
- X-ray sources: x-rays from synchrotrons, x-ray lasers, plasmas, and other sources, conventional or unconventional
- Optical elements: grazing incidence optics, multilayer mirrors, zone plates, gratings, other diffraction optics
- Optical instruments: interferometers, spectrometers, microscopes, telescopes, microprobes
- Detectors: CCD arrays, position-sensitive detectors, flat panel detectors and display devices, scintillators
- Medical Imaging Modalities: Analog and digital radiography, X-ray computed tomography, radionuclide imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, optical and other medical imaging modalities
- X-ray imaging techniques and signal processing: coded imaging, tomography, holography, medical image processing and computer aided diagnosis (CAD)
- Applications: analytical, nondestructive testing, microelectronics, biological/medical diagnosis and treatment, x-ray astronomy, materials and surface science
- Related topics and future trends
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
University of Oklahoma, Electrical and Computer Engineering
David D. Allred
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University
Larry V. Knight
Nat M. Ceglio
San Jose, CA, USA
Wei R. Chen
Department of Engineering and Physics, University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK, USA
Hyogo Science & Technology
James C. Elliott
Queen Mary, University of London
Chinese Journal of Radiology
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (Cinvestav)
The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University
Richard B. Hoover
Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA
Huntsville, AL, USA
Gennady N. Kulipanov
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
City University of New York
Staten Island, NY, USA
Shanghai Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Anatoly N. Mezhevich
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Department of Radiology, University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
Paul D. Rockett
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA
Eberhard A. Spiller
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA
First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University
Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences
Valery V. Tuchin
Department of Physics, Saratov State University
Saratov, Russian Federation
University of Helsinki
James H. Underwood
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California
Berkeley, CA, USA
Biomedical Imaging Cluster, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY, USA
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
School of Medicine, Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Department of Radiology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
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By default, articles published in the Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology are available only to institutions and individuals with access rights. However, the journal offers all authors the option to purchase open access publication for their article as part of the IOS Press Open Library. This means that the final published version will be freely available to anyone worldwide, indefinitely, under a Creative Commons license and without the need to purchase access to the article. This is also referred to as “gold” open access.
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Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of €1500 / US$1500 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or €2150 / US$2150 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.
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This journal deposits all open access articles in PubMedCentral (PMC) as part of the IOS Press Open Library. If an author chooses to publish their paper with open access then the publisher will deposit the article in PMC upon publication.
Peer Review Policy
Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles submitted to the journal undergo a single-blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is known to the reviewers, but the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.
All submitted manuscripts are subjected to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be because the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel.
Papers deemed suitable to the journal will be forwarded to two reviewers. Reviewers are asked to excuse themselves from reviewing a submission if a conflict makes them unable to make an impartial scientific judgment or evaluation. Conflicts of interest include but are not limited to: collaboration with the authors in the past three years; any professional or financial affiliations that may be perceived as a conflict of interest; a history of personal differences with the author(s). The Editor-in-Chief strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months.
Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:
- Significance to field
- Relevance to journal
- Data analysis
- Literature review
- Writing style/clarity
Based on the received reviews the Editor-in-Chief will write a decision letter:
- Minor revisions required
- Major revisions required
- Revise and resubmit
They mean the following:
- The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
- The authors are required to make moderate changes to their manuscript. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if the changes proposed by the reviewers and editors are successfully addressed. The revised manuscript will be examined by the Editor-in-Chief and possibly sent back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for a second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
- The manuscript cannot be accepted for publication in its current form. However, a major revision addressing all issues raised by the reviewers may be acceptable for publication. The revised manuscript will undergo a full second round of review. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
- In its current form, the manuscript is not suitable for publication. A resubmission would require substantial revisions and is only encouraged in special cases. The resubmitted manuscript will be considered as a new submission.
- The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be out of scope, not relevant, or not meeting the journal’s quality standards in terms of significance, novelty, and/or presentation.
Authors are notified by the Editor-in-Chief, whose decision is final.
In-house submissions are subjected to the peer review process described above. Co-authors who are also members of the Editorial Board are not involved in any way with the peer review process of articles of their (co-)authorship.
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Sparse angle CT reconstruction based on group sparse representation
Yi Liu, Yanan Gu, Wenting Liu, Rongbiao Yan, Yuhang Liu, Zhiguo Gui
Clinical application of the optimized X-ray parameter model through analysis of disease risk and image quality when combining the ion chamber of automatic exposure control of digital radiography
Sung-Bum Kim, Jun-Ho Hwang, Man-Kyu Choi, Kyung-Bae Lee, Chang-Kyu Park
The value of CT radiomics features to predict visceral pleural invasion in ≤3 cm peripheral type early non-small cell lung cancer
Jin-Mei Zhang, Shu-Hua Wei, Bin Shi, Fei Gao, Zhao-Xuan Zhang, Li-Ting Qian