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We ask users to cite:

  1. Any specific publications of plugins used.
  2. The general paper of ImageJ distribution(s) used—e.g., if you used Fiji, cite the Fiji paper.
  3. The general ImageJ paper.

If journal reference limits interfere, the plugin-specific publications should take precedence.

In general, please cite these projects—their long-term future depends on it!

Thank you for your support.

Publications to cite

Logo Project Citation
Core projects
Imagej2-icon.png ImageJ2 Rueden, C. T.; Schindelin, J. & Hiner, M. C. et al. (2017), "ImageJ2: ImageJ for the next generation of scientific image data", BMC Bioinformatics 18:529, PMID 29187165, doi:10.1186/s12859-017-1934-z, <> (on Google Scholar).
Imagej1-icon.png ImageJ 1.x Schneider, C. A.; Rasband, W. S. & Eliceiri, K. W. (2012), "NIH Image to ImageJ: 25 years of image analysis", Nature methods 9(7): 671-675, PMID 22930834, <> (on Google Scholar).
Distributions of ImageJ
Fiji-icon.png Fiji Schindelin, J.; Arganda-Carreras, I. & Frise, E. et al. (2012), "Fiji: an open-source platform for biological-image analysis", Nature methods 9(7): 676-682, PMID 22743772, doi:10.1038/nmeth.2019, <> (on Google Scholar).
Bonej-icon.png BoneJ Doube, M.; Kłosowski, M. M. & Arganda-Carreras, I. et al. (2010), "BoneJ: Free and extensible bone image analysis in ImageJ", Bone 47(6): 1076-1079, PMID 20817052, <> (on Google Scholar).
Bio7-icon.png Bio7 Austenfeld, M. & Beyschlag, W. (2012), "A Graphical User Interface for R in a Rich Client Platform for Ecological Modeling.", Journal of Statistical Software 49(4): 1-19, <> (on Google Scholar).
Supporting libraries
Imglib2-icon.png ImgLib2 Pietzsch, T.; Preibisch, S. & Tomancak, P. et al. (2012), "ImgLib2—generic image processing in Java", Bioinformatics 28(22): 3009-3011, PMID 22962343, <> (on Google Scholar).
Scijava-icon.png SciJava Common Rueden, C., Schindelin, J., Hiner, M. & Eliceiri, K. (2016). SciJava Common [Software].
Scifio-icon.png SCIFIO Hiner, M.C.; Rueden, C.T. & Eliceiri, K.W. (2016 Dec 7), "SCIFIO: an extensible framework to support scientific image formats.", BMC Bioinformatics 17(1): 521, PMID 27927161, doi:10.1186/s12859-016-1383-0, <> (on Google Scholar).
Imagej2-icon.png ImageJ Ops Rueden, C., Dietz, C., Horn, M., Schindelin, J., Northan, B., Berthold, M. & Eliceiri, K. (2016). ImageJ Ops [Software].

See the list of citable software and publications using Fiji for additional citation information.