Friday, 12 February 2010
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has launched its first open access journal, SPIE Reviews. This new title is a peer-reviewed, online journal that publishes invited review articles on optics and photonics and their applications. The journal features links to free full text of review articles published in other SPIE Journals on the SPIE Digital Library and its contents can be retrieved in general searches within the library. Content is available as in abstract, HTML, sectioned HTML, or Acrobat PDF file format.
According to the journal’s editor-in-chief, this journal may be unique in being the only journal to be free to both authors and to readers. Authors do not have incur page charges or open access fees. Readers do not have to pay to view the articles or view related items from subscription journals.