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Institutional Journal Subscriptions

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

2021 institutional subscription fees:

  • The 2021 institutional subscription fees have been reduced by 10% in recognition of the challenges facing the library and research communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Note: Institutional subscriptions begin January 1 and end December 31; subscriptions include access to all articles from Volume 1 to the current year.

‡Print format has been discontinued for SPIE journals, as of 2020.
*Multiple-site online licenses cover three or more sites within an organization. A site is a distinct location with separate administration.

Order an institutional subscription by completing the Institutional Journal Subscription Order Form/Agreement and email it to subscriptions@spie.org


Features of SPIE Journals

Journal articles are published in the SPIE Digital Library as soon as articles are copyedited and typeset. The articles are available to researchers promptly in their final form.

Features of SPIE journals include the following:

  • Easy online access 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 V usage statistics (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 an agreement with Portico.
  • CC-BY 4.0 "Gold" open access publication for Advanced Photonics, the Journal of Biomedical Optics, and Neurophotonics, and Author Choice open access for all other SPIE journals.

Other institutional subscription options

A full SPIE Digital Library subscription gives access to more than 500,000 technical papers and articles including all SPIE Journals and conference proceedings, with an option to purchase SPIE eBooks.  Learn more about SPIE Digital Library institutional subscriptions by visiting the SPIE Digital Library Subscriptions page.