SPIE Professional July 2009
SPIE is launching a new journal, Photonics for Energy and the Environment, and will have new editors for its prestigious Journal of Biomedical Optics and Optical Engineering in 2010.
Photonics for Energy and the Environment will be a peer-reviewed online publication for photonics research in and development of sustainable energy sources, energy-efficient technologies, and applications for the environment.
"Optics and photonics are important technologies in the development of renewable energy sources such as solar, sustainable lighting, and environmental sensing and monitoring," said SPIE President María Yzuel. "SPIE is happy to provide a resource for encouraging research in these areas to help advance solutions to the world's needs for energy efficiency, clean technology, and better understanding of our environment."
The new journal will be published electronically in the SPIE Digital Library, the world's largest collection of optics and photonics literature.
Earlier this year, SPIE announced the launch of SPIE Reviews, an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal that will publish invited review articles covering emerging and rapidly evolving optics and photonics technologies and their applications. SPIE Reviews will emphasize both interdisciplinary and applied topics, covering a broad spectrum of research areas and industries where optics and photonics have a significant role.
SPIE also announced:
SPIE Fellow Ronald G. Driggers of the U.S. Naval Research Lab will become editor of Optical Engineering, effective when Donald C. O'Shea retires 1 January 2010.
SPIE Fellow Lihong V. Wang of Washington University in St. Louis will become editor of the Journal of Biomedical Optics, also effective 1 January 2010. Wang succeeds Bruce Tromberg.
The SPIE Digital Library currently includes articles available by subscription or pay-per-view from the proceedings of SPIE conferences and SPIE's six journals, Optical Engineering, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, and Journal of Nanophotonics.
SPIE also publishes open-access articles on important emerging technology areas in SPIE Letters and the soon-to-be-launched SPIE Reviews.
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