Thursday, October 21, 2010
SPIE celebrates Open Access Week with expanded suite of access options
"SPIE joins in the celebration of Open Access Week 2010 (18-24 October) with an expanded suite of open-access options to its scholarly publications on light-based science and technology. SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, continues to develop new models enabling online access without costs or controls required of the reader, in support of its mission to provide the widest possible dissemination of information. Open-access models vary across the publishing world, with some enabled by author-pay programs or grants that cover the costs of publication and ongoing dissemination. SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 180,000 constituents from 168 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth"