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Aims and scope

IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications (CVA) is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. The journal is dedicated to publishing high-quality research articles, reviews, and letters in all areas of fundamental and applied computer vision and its applications. In addition to traditional core subject areas in computer vision, the journal also covers a broad spectrum of pattern recognition research including, but not limited to, early vision, data structures and representations, machine learning, and matching and recognition.
IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications has been publishing Open Access articles from all over the world through a fair, rigorous, and rapid review process, guided by an international editorial board of eminent researchers.

Additional information

IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications was established in 2009 by the Special Interest Group on Computer Vision and Image Media (SIG-CVIM) of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), which is the largest professional computer science and information processing society in Japan established in 1960.

Papers should cover:

  • Sensors, Range Imaging, Stereo vision, Cognitive vision, Active vision, Physics-based vision, Real Time Systems, Smart Sensors, Omnidirectional Vision, Projector-camera systems
  •  Early Vision, Filtering, Image and Data Representation, Feature Extraction, Segmentation, Texture and Color, Illumination and Reflectance, Super-resolution
  • Camera Calibration, Modeling, Shape Representation, 2D and 3D modeling, Shape from X, Image Registration, Motion Analysis, Tracking
  •  Invariance in Recognition, Target/Object Recognition, Scene Analysis & Understanding, Statistical Pattern Recognition, Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks, Classification, Clustering, Statistical Methods, Manifold Learning, Kernel Methods, Support Vector Machines, Perceptual Learning, Learning Performance and Evaluation
  •  Vision for Graphics, Visualization, Cultural Heritage Preservation, Image-Based Modeling
  •  Face and Gesture, Surveillance, Biometrics, Human-computer Interaction, Medical Image Analysis, Biomedical Imaging
  • Image Database Systems, Multimedia, Image and Video Retrieval, OCR, Document Analysis and Understanding, Video Analysis, Event Recognition
  • Visual Navigation, Human-Robot Interaction, Humanoid Robots, Automation and Robotics, Visual Inspection
  •  Intelligent Transport Systems, Remote Sensing  

Benefits of publishing with SpringerOpen

High visibility

IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications and SpringerOpen.


Online publication in IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications


Authors of articles published in IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

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Open access

All articles published by the IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in the IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications therefore levies an article-processing charge of £662.00/$1029.00/€840.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.

If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

SpringerOpen  provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page  to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.

For more information on APCs please see our Journal Pricing FAQs

Indexing services

All articles published in IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications are included in:

  • EI Compendex
  • DBLP
  • Summon by Proquest
  • Google Scholar
  • DOAJ

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink. We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. Publication of research articles by IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Citing articles in IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications

Articles in IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications  should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Journal Abbreviation [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Diagn Pathol 2009, 1:115.

1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

Once your article is accepted, it will be processed by production and published shortly afterwards. In some cases, articles may be held for a short period of time prior to publication. If you have any concerns or particular requirements please contact the Journal.

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Appeals and complaints

Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should follow the procedure outlined in the BMC Editorial Policies.

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