SPIE announces three-year “read and publish” agreement with Eindhoven University of Technology

The new agreement will expand the global reach of optics and photonics researchers
23 September 2020

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA — SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is pleased to announce a three-year "Read and Publish" agreement with the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands.

The new agreement began on 1 September 2020. It incorporates read access to all SPIE journals and proceedings in the SPIE Digital Library which comprises more than 500,000 publications covering topical areas ranging from biomedical optics and neuroscience to physics and astronomy-related technology. In addition, the agreement includes unlimited, open-access publishing in SPIE journals with no article-processing fees for affiliated authors.

"The Eindhoven University of Technology Library is excited about this ‘Read and Publish' deal with SPIE," said the library's Director and Chief Data officer of Data Management Merle Rodenburg. "It is our first local transformative ‘Read and Publish' deal and an important step in supporting our researchers in the transition towards open-access publishing."

"We're thrilled to partner with the Eindhoven University of Technology on this new ‘Read and Publish' deal which will expand the global reach of authors in optics and photonics research," noted SPIE Director of Publications and Platform Patrick Franzen.

About Eindhoven University of Technology

TU/e educates students and advances knowledge in science and technology for the benefit of humanity. The university integrates education and research to enable students and scientists to become thought leaders and to design and achieve the unimaginable. In close collaboration with public and private partners, TU/e translates basic research into meaningful solutions.

About SPIE

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves more than 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2019, SPIE provided more than $5.6 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources. www.spie.org.

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