A new open-access program for SPIE journal articles begins in January that provides open access upon publication when journal authors or their institutions pay modest voluntary page charges.
Participating authors will retain copyright under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY 3.0). SPIE journals will continue to offer subscriptions so that authors who do not want or cannot afford to pay these page charges can continue to publish their articles in these journals. SPIE will also continue to deposit National Institutes of Health-funded articles with PubMed Central on the authors’ behalf for the Journal of Biomedical Optics.
For journals with two-column pages, the rate is $100 per published page. For journals with one column, it is $60 per published page. The cost will be approximately $300 for a letter and $700 to $800 for the average full-length paper.
“SPIE is excited to offer this innovative open access program to further advance our goal of providing access to optics and photonics information to the broadest possible readership,” said John Greivenkamp of the College of Optical Sciences at University of Arizona and SPIE Publications Committee chair. “This is the most cost-effective solution to the challenge of open access that I know about!”
The open-access program covers articles in these SPIE journals:
• Optical Engineering
• Journal of Biomedical Optics
• Journal of Electronic Imaging; co-published with IS&T
• Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS
• Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
• Journal of Nanophotonics
• Journal of Photonics for Energy
SPIE provides access for developing countries
To support researchers in developing or low-income countries, SPIE participates in the eJDS program of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Italy), providing papers on demand to individual scientists, and the Information Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications PERii program, providing access to libraries in developing nations at no cost or greatly reduced rates.
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