Interactive Science Publishing (ISP)

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Note: The Interactive Scientific Publishing (ISP) program was initiated by past president Tom Baer and involved collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and Kitware, Inc. The first ISP articles were published in 2008, and more information about this program is available here: T. Baer, "President's Message," Opt. Photon. News, p. 4 (February 2009), p. 4.

What Is ISP?

We are pleased to announce a new paradigm for the publication of scientific images —Interactive Scientific Publishing (ISP). With support from the NIH National Library of Medicine, ISP allows authors to publish large 2D and 3D datasets with original source data that can be viewed and analyzed interactively by readers. ISP provides the software for authors to organize and publish source data while offering readers the viewing and analysis tools. See the ISP FAQs for more information.

  • Interact with 2D and 3D image data.
  • Engage more thoroughly with research results.
  • View ISP images and data for free!

How to Read an ISP Article

  1. Get the OSA ISP software for Windows or Mac.
  2. Find an ISP-enabled article. See ISP articles on this page, or use our advanced search along with the "ISP" filter.
  3. Open the article and locate links such as "View 1." Clicking the links will launch the data views in OSA ISP.
  4. Explore the MIDAS database to see source data associated with the articles.

See the ISP FAQs for more information.

ISP Software

OSA ISP Software and the ISP MIDAS Database were developed by Optica in cooperation with Kitware, Inc., and with support from the National Library of Medicine.

ISP General Submissions

March 23, 2011
Optics Express article by Kennedy et al.,
"In vivo three-dimensional optical coherence elastography".

ISP Special Issues


Issue 6. Digital Holography and 3D Imaging 2011
December 6, 2011: Applied Optics ISP feature on Digital Holography edited by Ting-Chung Poon (Virginia Tech), Changhe Zhou (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Toyohiko Yatagai (Utsunomiya University), Byoungho Lee (Seoul National University), and Hongchen Zhai (Nankai University).


Issue 5. Imaging in Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer
October 25, 2011: Applied Optics ISP invited paper on Applications of Nano-optics by Seung-Yeol Lee, Il-Min Lee, Junghyun Park, Chi-Young Hwang, and Byoungho Lee of the National Creative Research Center for Active Plasmonics Application Systems, Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center and School of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University.


Issue 4. Imaging in Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer
July 5, 2010: Optics Express ISP special issue on Imaging in Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer, with guest editors James L. Mulshine (Rush University), Ricardo Avila (Kitware, Inc.), and Thomas M. Baer (Stanford University).


Issue 3. Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging 2009
October 7, 2009: Applied Optics ISP Feature on Digital Holography edited by Ting-Chung Poon (Virginia Tech), Byoungho Lee (Seoul National University), Hiroshi Yoshikawa (Nihon University), and Joseph Rosen (Ben Gurion University of the Negev).


Issue 2. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in Ophthalmology
March 2, 2009: Optics Express ISP special issue on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in Ophthalmology, with guest editors James G. Fujimoto (MIT), Wolfgang Drexler (Cardiff University), Joel S. Schuman (University of Pittsburgh), and Christoph K. Hitzenberger (Medical University of Vienna).


Issue 1. Interactive Science Publishing (ISP)
October 2008: Visit the inaugural Interactive Science Publishing (ISP) issue featuring Hanli Liu (Optics Express Associate Editor), Stephen A. Burns (JOSA A Guest Editor), Joseph Izatt (JOSA A Guest Editor).

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November 2009: An Interactive Science Publication (ISP) for the RSNA's Reading Room of the Future Showcase provided by Ricardo Avila of Kitware, Inc.