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Submissions to our Professional and Alternative Galleries

Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine

The Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine aims to provide a multidisciplinary forum for the interchange of information and ideas on the development, implementation and use of communications media for educational, record and research purposes in all areas of the Health Sciences. A particular emphasis is placed on multimedia and computer-based advancements.

As part of this mission the journal accepts submissions to its Professional and Alternative Galleries, which are published in each issue. The Professional Gallery features work by professional medical illustrators, while the Alternative Gallery features work by those in allied professions as well fine artists. These Galleries highlight high quality pieces including photography and diagnostic imaging; video and multi-dimensional animation; graphic and web design, medical and forensic art and illustration and printed media. Submissions can be made as either singularly or as a series of images and are collated by the Gallery Editor.

If you wish to submit to the Gallery, then you can do so via the central email address - JVCM-Galleries@imi.org.uk

Any visual material should be formatted according to the journal’s guidelines which include preferred resolutions and formats, more information can be found via the link below. As well as the images themselves submissions should include Author details and a blurb/overview of the project/images.

  • Colour photographic images: 300dpi
  • Grayscale photographic images: 600dpi
  • Line art or monochrome images: 1200dpi
  • Combination images (photographs and labelling): 600dpi
  • For compatibility with our peer review systems, we recommend you submit electronic artwork files in one of our preferred formats: EPS, PS, JPEG, TIFF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX only).

Please see further guidelines and advice here: https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/submission-of-electronic-artwork/

Once submitted all images will be considered by the Gallery Editor before acceptance. They will then be collated and included as a single “article”, with individual artists credited as co-authors. As a co-author you will have access to all author benefits including 50 free E-Prints of the finished Gallery piece.

By submitting to the gallery artists confirm that they are the creators of the image submitted, and consent to its inclusion in the journal. Articles published in the journal are the copyright of the Institute of Medical Illustrators, but the copyright of the individual images remains with the copyright holder and this is noted in writing within the journal.

For more information on Copyright and Author benefits please reference the 2018 Editorial by the journals Editor Dr Caroline Erolin.

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