Bellingham, Washington, USA (PRWEB) October 20, 2013
An author-choice open access publishing program for journals launched this year by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is gaining strong participation from authors and increasing the volume of freely accessible, peer-reviewed optics and photonics research literature as a result.
“More than six times as many authors are choosing open-access publication in SPIE journals since the launch of our 'gold' open access program at the beginning of this year,” said Eric Pepper, SPIE Director of Publications. “In less than 10 months, we have seen the number rise from 5% to more than 30% of all new articles published in SPIE journals.”
The SPIE program allows authors to have their journal articles open access immediately on publication in the SPIE Digital Library, with payment of modest voluntary page charges, Pepper explained. In addition, authors choosing this program retain copyright through a Creative Commons CC-BY license.
“This program supports authors who need or want open access for their work while also enabling publication by authors who may not have funding for this,” Pepper said.
Authors selecting the open-access program pay $100 per published journal page for two-column journals or $60 per published page for single-column journals, Pepper said. These payments by authors and their employers or other funders of their
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