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Institutional Journal Subscriptions and Access

SPIE offers institutional journal subscriptions to all organizations and to individuals who are not members of SPIE.

All SPIE Journals are available online through the SPIE Digital Library Links to external site as full-text papers in both PDF and HTML formats.

Institutional Journal Subscriptions

To order an institutional subscription:

Institutional subscription fees for 2018:

Online-Only Access
Single Site  Multiple Site Licenses*
All SPIE Journals $4,550 $13,650
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (quarterly) $320 $960
Journal of  Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (quarterly) $415 $1,245
Journal of Biomedical Optics (monthly) $645 $1,935
Journal of Electronic Imaging (bimonthly) $430 $1,290
Journal of Medical Imaging (quarterly) $415 $1,245
Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS (quarterly) $415 $1,245
Journal of Nanophotonics (quarterly) $320 $960
Journal of Photonics for Energy (quarterly) $320 $960
Neurophotonics (quarterly) $415 $1,245
Optical Engineering (monthly) $855 $2,565
Print + Online Access
U.S. Outside U.S.
All SPIE Journals $6,160  $6,620
Journal of Astronomical Telescopes,
Instruments, and Systems (quarterly)
$555  $595
Journal of Biomedical Optics (monthly) $1,065  $1,185
Journal of Electronic Imaging (bimonthly) $640  $700
Journal of Medical Imaging (quarterly) $555  $595
Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS,
and MOEMS (quarterly)
$555  $595
Neurophotonics (quarterly) $555  $595
Optical Engineering (monthly) $1,275  $1,395
Additional Cost for One Print Copyठ(Available with multi-site online licenses)
U.S. Outside U.S.
All SPIE Journals $1,610  $2,070
Journal of Astronomical Telescopes,
Instruments, and Systems (quarterly)
$140  $180
Journal of Biomedical Optics (monthly) $420  $540
Journal of Electronic Imaging (bimonthly) $210  $270
Journal of Medical Imaging (quarterly) $140  $180
Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS,
and MOEMS (quarterly)
$140  $180
Neurophotonics (quarterly) $140  $180
Optical Engineering (monthly) $420  $540

Note: Institutional subscriptions begin January 1 and end December 31; online subscriptions include access to all articles from Volume 1 to the current year. Print prices include shipping at the periodical rate within the U.S. and standard air for overseas.

*Multiple-site online licenses cover three or more sites within an organization. A site is a distinct location with separate administration.
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Journal of Nanophotonics, and Journal of Photonics for Energy do not have print format options.
§Print prices include shipping at the periodical rate within the U.S. and standard air for overseas.


Features of SPIE Journals

Journal articles are published in the SPIE Digital Library "e-first": as soon as articles are copyedited and typeset they are published online. The articles are available to researchers promptly in their final form.

Features of the SPIE journal program include the following:

  • Easy access to SPIE journal(s) and complete archives
  • Powerful searching and browsing tools across the SPIE Digital Library, including lists of related journal articles, proceedings papers, and book chapters
  • Browsing by table of contents, abstracts, year, title, and technology area
  • Color images and multimedia content
  • COUNTER IV usage statistics are available to institutional subscribers
  • MARC records available through OCLC
  • Co-branding availability
  • No restriction on number of concurrent users
  • Convenient reference linking
  • IP authentication (no username to remember)
  • Downloadable citations in multiple formats
  • Excellent customer support
  • SPIE journals are covered by agreements with Portico and CLOCKSS
  • Author Choice CC-BY 3.0 open access

Mail Dates and Claim Policy

SPIE maintains a Journal Mail Dates and Claim Policy page. Subscription agents and subscribers should be familiar with this information and follow the directions in placing claims. Print volumes of the SPIE journals are mailed out after the online issue is closed to publication. The cover date of the issue reflects the period during which the papers in that issue appear online, rather than the date of print distribution. For example, a January issue contains papers published online during January, and the issue is printed and mailed in mid-February. Claims must be placed within four months of the mail date. To make a claim on a subscription, complete the Claim Form and return it to customerservice@spie.org.

Obtaining COUNTER Statistics

An institutional subscriber to SPIE journals may access the COUNTER statistics for those journal subscriptions on the institutional administrative dashboard SiteMaster. Directions for using SiteMaster are in the SPIE FAQ for SiteMaster.

How can I view my institution's usage statistics?

Sign in to SiteMaster and click on the COUNTER Reports tab. Make sure to select a date range and click on “Update Date Range” tab. Then click on “Download XLSX” to the right of the report you are interested in. Please note that COUNTER reports' default dates are January through December of the current year.

If you have a problem using SiteMaster, please contact SPIEDLSupport@spie.org for assistance.

Other institutional subscription options

Full SPIE Digital Library subscriptions consist of over 450,000 technical papers and articles including all of the SPIE Journals and conference proceedings, with an option to purchase SPIE eBooks.  Learn more about SPIE Digital Library institutional subscriptions by visiting the Institutional Subscriptions Information site Links to external site.

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