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SPIE Conference Content Services

SPIE Conference Content Services    Take advantage of SPIE publishing and content management expertise to produce and distribute the proceedings for your high-quality conference in SPIE topics--optics, photonics, and imaging.

Each year, SPIE organizes dozens of high-quality conferences in optics, photonics, imaging, and closely related topics, and publishes and distributes in print and via the SPIE Digital Library over 15,000 papers in conference proceedings. SPIE publishes these proceedings at the time of or promptly after the conference to make the papers available when they are most valuable.

If you are organizing a conference that is a good fit with SPIE’s programs, discuss with SPIE how we may support you in the critical processes of content submission, selection, publication, and dissemination.

SPIE conference content services include:

  • Expert SPIE staff working closely with conference organizers, reviewers, and authors to ensure efficient content management and proceedings publication
  • Easy processes in the online SPIE Submission and Review System (SPIE SRS)
    • Setup of conference organizers and reviewers
    • Submission of abstracts and papers—with many thousands of authors already familiar with SPIE SRS
    • Review of abstracts and papers plus author notification
  • Proceedings of SPIE templates for abstracts and manuscripts
  • Choice of pre-conference or post-conference publication
  • Proceedings format options for conference participants
  • Proceedings published promptly on the highly regarded SPIE Digital Library, thus providing worldwide exposure for the research presented at the conference
  • Proceedings indexed in key scientific and engineering databases, including Ei Compendex, Web of Science, Scopus, Inspec, Chemical Abstracts, The Harvard-Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS), and others
  • Proceedings included in all of the major search indexes, including Google Scholar, Google, Microsoft Academic, Bing, and discovery services such as Summon, Primo, Ebsco Discovery Service, Yewno, and others
  • Proceedings promoted on SPIE.org and to audiences at SPIE Events and other optics and photonics conferences

The package of services ordered determines the level of SPIE fees; we are pleased to discuss options and to provide estimates for conferences that are a good fit to our program in subject and quality.

Collaborate with SPIE to ensure that your conference papers are indexed, read, and cited by researchers in your field.

Contact Mary Summerfield as early in your conference planning as possible to discuss working together to produce your proceedings.

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