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The Journal of Microscopy is the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Royal Microscopical Society which covers all aspects of microscopy including spatially resolved spectroscopy, compositional mapping, and image analysis. This includes technology and applications in physics, chemistry, material science, and the life sciences. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Society. The editor-in-chief is Pete Nellist, a Materials Science professor at Oxford University.
The journal publishes review articles, original research papers, short communications, and letters to the editor. It was established in 1841 as the Transactions of The Microscopical Society of London, obtaining its current name in 1869, with volume numbering restarting at 1.[1]

Journal of Microscopy  
Edited byPete Nellist
Publication details
Former name(s)
Transactions of The Microscopical Society & Journal
Publication history
Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Microscopical Society (United Kingdom)
Standard abbreviations
J. Microsc.
ISSN0022-2720 (print)
1365-2818 (web)
OCLC no.746955555

Abstracting and indexingEdit

A plate from the 1853 volume illustrating Arthur Henfrey's paper on Fresh-water Con-fervoid Algae.

The journals is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 1.693.[2]


  1. ^ "Details - The Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London". Biodiversity Heritage Library. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  2. ^ "Journal of Microscopy". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018.

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