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SPIE Professional January 2009: Bonus Web Content

New SPIE Reviews Journal to Be Open Access

New journal to begin publishing in 2009.
SPIE Reviews Journal editor Bill Rhodes

SPIE will begin publishing a new electronic journal, SPIE Reviews, in mid-2009 to provide the scientific community with open-access articles about emerging and evolving fields in applied optics and photonics.

Review articles will serve both as valuable overviews of significant new technologies and as a portal to the primary literature for those areas.

SPIE is offering SPIE Reviews as an open-access publication on the SPIE Digital Library. The journal will be free to all readers and to authors whose papers are published in it.

SPIE Fellow William T. Rhodes, professor of electrical engineering and Associate Director of the Imaging Technology Center at Florida Atlantic University, and Emeritus Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), will serve as editor of SPIE Reviews.

"Articles will serve both as valuable overviews of significant new technologies and as portals to the primary literature in those areas for practitioners, researchers, and students," Dr. Rhodes said. "The optics community has long needed a good journal of review articles. I am extremely pleased that SPIE is launching this new publication, and doubly pleased because it comes at no cost to readers or authors."

Eugene Arthurs, SPIE CEO, said the Society is committed to publishing and disseminating outstanding research content to the optics and photonics technical community.

“A key aim in making SPIE Reviews fully open access is that this information will also benefit researchers and students in developing countries and in schools with limited access to primary research journals,” Arthurs said. “We believe open access will motivate further exploration and advancement of the diverse new and promising technologies that SPIE covers in its conference programs and publications.”

SPIE Reviews will cover interdisciplinary and applied topics for a broad spectrum of research areas and industries where photonics has a significant role. The journal will serve as an authoritative resource for all engineers, scientists, and students interested in tracking the progress of dynamic photonics technologies.

Rhodes will be assisted by a broadly interdisciplinary editorial board that will provide the expertise needed to ensure that SPIE Reviews covers the full range of topics important to SPIE constituents.

Editorial board members include:
· Tatiana Alieva, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
· James Bilbro, JB Consulting International
· Roman Castañeda, National University of Colombia, Medellín
· H. John Caulfield, Fisk University and Alabama A&M University
· Arthur Chiou, National Yang-Ming University
· Gerd Häusler, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
· Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut
· Philippe Lalanne, Institut d'Optique
· Maria S. Millán, Technical University of Catalonia
· Henri Rajbenbach, European Commission, Directorate General Information Society and Media
· Colin Sheppard, National University of Singapore
· Anurag Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
· John T. Sheridan, University College Dublin
· Tomasz Szoplik, University of Warsaw
· Andrew Tescher, AGT Associates
· Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
· Valentin I. Vlad, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics, and Bucharest University
· Ichirou Yamaguchi, Gunma University

Articles for SPIE Reviews are generally invited by the editorial board. The journal will also consider proposals from prospective authors who should contact the SPIE editorial office before writing a review.

Proposals and inquiries may be sent to journals@spie.org.

Learn more about the new SPIE Reviews.

Have a question or comment about this article? Write to us at SPIEprofessional@spie.org.  

DOI: 10.1117/2.4200901.10

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