About Spotlights and Calls for Spotlight Authors

What are Spotlights?

SPIE Spotlights are the innovative eBook series featuring concise, digital-only publications which either summarize a broad topic or highlight a specific niche. Written for a wide audience, these peer-reviewed eBooks get straight to the point, highlighting the most important aspects of the given subject. Over 30 highly-informative Spotlight eBooks have been published so far to great reception.
    
Each Spotlight is
  • 20-40 pages of concise, focused material
  • Rapidly published using a streamlined submission and production process
  • Peer reviewed
  • Included in the eBooks program on the SPIE Digital Library, with a large number of major subscribing institutions worldwide
  • Available for mobile devices - Kindle, nook, and iOS/Android
  • A source of author royalties like our traditional books - get paid for your eBook sales and downloads


Submitting Your Idea

Online Submission System

Your synopsis, together with your CV, should be submitted to SPIE via the above link. All submissions will go through the standard review process. SPIE publication policy permits submission of manuscripts based partly on scientific content previously reported in SPIE proceedings or journals.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss your authorship, please contact SPIE Senior Editor Scott McNeill.



Editorial Board

Series Editor: Robert D. Fiete

Editorial Board Members for the Spotlight technology areas:


Aerospace and Defense Technologies

SPIE is seeking submissions for Spotlight eBooks on Aerospace and Defense Technologies. The ideal subject matter for this category will offer an overview of a topic (or topics) related to any branch of the field: target recognition, LADAR/lidar, remote sensing, sensor fusion, etc.

Please submit a synopsis (1-2 paragraphs) for topical discussions and tutorials, noting that your submission is intended for Spotlights on Aerospace and Defense Technologies.


Biomedical Optics and Medical Imaging

SPIE is seeking submissions for Spotlight eBooks on Biomedical Optics and Medical Imaging. The ideal subject matter for this category will offer an overview of a topic (or topics) related to any branch of the field: microscopy, spectroscopy, computed tomography, biophotonics, ophthalmic optics, laser-assisted surgery, etc.

Please submit a synopsis (1-2 paragraphs) for topical discussions and tutorials, noting that your submission is intended for Spotlights on Biomedical Optics and Medical Imaging.


Electronic Imaging and Signal Processing

SPIE is seeking submissions for Spotlight eBooks on Electronic Imaging and Signal Processing. The ideal subject matter for this category will offer an overview of a topic (or topics) related to any branch of the field: photography, Fourier transforms, HDR imaging, holography, digital converters, displays, data compression, neural networks, etc.

Please submit a synopsis (1-2 paragraphs) for topical discussions and tutorials, noting that your submission is intended for Spotlights on Electronic Imaging and Signal Processing.


Energy and the Environment

SPIE is seeking submissions for Spotlight eBooks on Energy and the Environment. The ideal subject matter for this category will offer an overview of a topic (or topics) related to any branch of the field: power harvesting, energy conversion, illumination, luminescence.

Please submit a synopsis (1-2 paragraphs) for topical discussions and tutorials, noting that your submission is intended for Spotlights on Energy and the Environment.


Optical Design and Engineering

SPIE is seeking submissions for Spotlight eBooks on Optical Design and Engineering - a very broad topic that covers the design and engineering of an incredibly wide set of systems. The ideal subject matter for this category will offer an overview of a topic (or topics) related to any branch of the field: illumination systems, radiometric applications, imaging systems, metrology, machine vision, and beam shaping systems. Applications may be medical, spaceborne, consumer, commercial, or industrial in nature.

Please submit a synopsis (1-2 paragraphs) for topical discussions and tutorials, noting that your submission is intended for Spotlights on Optical Design and Engineering.


Semiconductor, Nanotechnology, and Quantum Technology

SPIE is seeking submissions for Spotlight eBooks on Semiconductor, Nanotechnology, and Quantum Technology. The ideal subject matter for this category will offer an overview of a topic (or topics) related to any branch of the field: lithography, plasmonics, metamaterials, quantum dots, etc.

Please submit a synopsis (1-2 paragraphs) for topical discussions and tutorials, noting that your submission is intended for Spotlights on Semiconductor, Nanotechnology, and Quantum Technology.


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