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Guidelines for ethical publishing
ChatGPT and AI tools authorship policy
Because authorship attribution requires accountability for the submitted work, SPIE does not allow Chat GPT and other Large Language Models (LLMs) to be listed as authors on a manuscript. If authorsuse AI tools when writing a manuscript, it should be disclosed along with all other tools used in the study in the Materials and Methods section of the paper. This section should describe which AI tool was used and how it was used. SPIE follows the guidance of COPE on this topic, which further advises that authors are fully responsible for the content of their manuscript, even those parts produced by an AI tool, and are thus liable for any breach of publication ethics.
Policy regarding the use of the Lena image
SPIE prohibits the use of the Lena (Lenna) image. Authors are advised to use other suitable images to illustrate and compare image processing algorithms. Authors who submit new manuscripts containing the Lena image will be asked to replace the image with a substitute image. SPIE reserves the right to deny publication of the Lena image and manuscripts, posters, videos containing this image.
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Author(s), "Paper, Poster, or Presentation Title," Proc. SPIE Volume Number, Volume Title, Paper Number (Publication Date). https://dx.doi.org/DOI
Sarah Everton, Phill Dickens, Chris Tuck, Ben Dutton, "Evaluation of laser ultrasonic testing for inspection of metal additive manufacturing," Proc. SPIE 10352, Laser 3D Manufacturing II, 1035216 (March 16, 2022). DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2078768
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Blackberrie Eddins and Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, “Design of a multifiber light delivery system for photoacoustic-guided surgery," J. Biomed. Opt. 22(4), 041011 (Jan 13, 2022). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.22.4.041011
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