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The Journal of the International Colour Association (JAIC) is an online, free-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal devoted to all aspects of colour. Multi-disciplinary papers are particularly welcome and authors are encouraged to avoid the use of discipline-specific jargon and nomenclature where at all possible.

The journal is published exclusively in digital form: full-text articles may be accessed for free via the internet. The journal encourages the effective use of colour, multimedia, hyperlinks, and other digital enhancements. JAIC is affiliated with the International Colour Association (AIC), an international organisation devoted to research, training, and dissemination of knowledge in colour.

The first five issues of the journal were published by The Society of Dyers and Colourists (UK) as Colour: Design and Creativity. Issue 6 was the first issue published by the International Colour Association as JAIC.


We ask that users do not use the online submission process. Users should submit their manuscripts to the Editor Dr Vien Cheung at jaic(at) where they will be viewed initially by the Editors who will determine the suitability of the paper for the journal. The Editors are authorised to render an immediate "reject" decision on manuscripts without review should they deem them unsuitable or inappropriate.

If the submission is approved, the Editors will assign the paper to two reviewers to assess its strengths and weaknesses. Reviewers make recommendations on the suitability of the manuscript for the journal based on several criteria, e.g., appropriateness for the journal and its readership. Reviewers are normally drawn from the Editorial Panel but in some cases external reviewers will be sought if particular expertise is required.

Reviewers do not render final decisions; only the editors can make such decisions.


The journal will publish papers as issues (volumes) and these are expected to appear at intervals of approximately 4 months.


This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


This journal utilises LOCKSS to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. 

All rights are reserved by AIC - International Colour Association

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