BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA, and CARDIFF, UK (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
An open access publishing program recently adopted by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, supports the needs of authors seeking open access publication, including authors affected by new rules adopted in the United Kingdom by the Research Councils UK (RCUK).
The RCUK recently expanded the scope of its open-access policy, and other public funding agencies and some employers around the world have implemented or are considering similar directions.
“All new articles published in SPIE journals for which authors opt to pay modest voluntary page charges are open access in the SPIE Digital Library immediately on publication,” said SPIE Publications Director Eric Pepper. “We have chosen to adopt ‘gold’ open access with a Creative Commons CC-BY license.”
SPIE asks payment of $100 per published journal page for two-column journals or $60 per published page for single-column journals.
“We adopted this ‘gold’ open access model at the beginning of 2013 in part to help authors satisfy funding agency and employer requirements that their articles be open access,” Pepper said. “This program is the latest of several open access programs we have implemented in recent years to support the research community.”
The new program is also responding to growing author interest in open access publication to expand the reach of their research, Pepper said.
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