Institutional Journal Subscriptions and Access

SPIE offers institutional journal subscriptions to all organizations and to individuals who are not members of SPIE.

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

Institutional Journal Subscriptions

To order an institutional subscription:

Institutional subscription fees for 2019:

Online-Only Access
Single Site  Multiple Site Licenses*
All SPIE Journals $3,605 $10,815
Advanced Photonics (bimonthly) $0 $0
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (quarterly) $330 $990
Journal of  Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (quarterly) $430 $1,290
Journal of Biomedical Optics (monthly) $0 $0
Journal of Electronic Imaging (bimonthly) $445 $1,335
Journal of Medical Imaging (quarterly) $430 $1,290
Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS (quarterly) $430 $1,290
Journal of Nanophotonics (quarterly) $330 $990
Journal of Photonics for Energy (quarterly) $330 $990
Neurophotonics (quarterly) $0 $0
Optical Engineering (monthly) $880 $2,640
Print + Online Access
U.S. Outside U.S.
All SPIE Journals $5,215  $5,675
Journal of Astronomical Telescopes,
Instruments, and Systems (quarterly)
$570  $610
Journal of Biomedical Optics (monthly) $420  $540
Journal of Electronic Imaging (bimonthly) $655  $715
Journal of Medical Imaging (quarterly) $570  $610
Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS,
and MOEMS (quarterly)
$570  $610
Neurophotonics (quarterly) $140  $180
Optical Engineering (monthly) $1,300  $1,420
Additional Cost for One Print Copyठ(Available with multi-site online licenses)
U.S. Outside U.S.
All SPIE Journals $1,610  $2,070
Journal of Astronomical Telescopes,
Instruments, and Systems (quarterly)
$140  $180
Journal of Biomedical Optics (monthly) $420  $540
Journal of Electronic Imaging (bimonthly) $210  $270
Journal of Medical Imaging (quarterly) $140  $180
Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS,
and MOEMS (quarterly)
$140  $180
Neurophotonics (quarterly) $140  $180
Optical Engineering (monthly) $420  $540

Note: Institutional subscriptions begin January 1 and end December 31; online subscriptions include access to all articles from Volume 1 to the current year. Print prices include shipping at the periodical rate within the U.S. and standard air for overseas.

*Multiple-site online licenses cover three or more sites within an organization. A site is a distinct location with separate administration.
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Journal of Nanophotonics, and Journal of Photonics for Energy do not have print format options.
§Print prices include shipping at the periodical rate within the U.S. and standard air for overseas.


Features of SPIE Journals

Journal articles are published in the SPIE Digital Library "e-first": as soon as articles are copyedited and typeset they are published online. The articles are available to researchers promptly in their final form.

Features of the SPIE journal program include the following:

  • Easy access to SPIE journal(s) 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 IV usage statistics are 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 agreements with Portico and CLOCKSS
  • Author Choice CC-BY 3.0 open access

Mail Dates and Claim Policy

SPIE maintains a Journal Mail Dates and Claim Policy page. Subscription agents and subscribers should be familiar with this information and follow the directions in placing claims. Print volumes of the SPIE journals are mailed out after the online issue is closed to publication. The cover date of the issue reflects the period during which the papers in that issue appear online, rather than the date of print distribution. For example, a January issue contains papers published online during January, and the issue is printed and mailed in mid-February. Claims must be placed within four months of the mail date. To make a claim on a subscription, complete the Claim Form and return it to customerservice@spie.org.

Other institutional subscription options

A full SPIE Digital Library subscription gives access to more than 460,000 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.

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