BELLINGHAM, WA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2010) -  Authors of papers accepted for the prestigious Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) may choose from an expanded suite of open access options, now including delayed open access publication, SPIE has announced.

The latest SPIE journal open access option provides JBO authors who pay standard voluntary page charges in full with open access for their papers in the SPIE Digital Library beginning one year after publication.

Since September 2009, JBO articles identified as being funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health are deposited in the open access PubMed Central collection where the full text is available after one year. The service is provided by SPIE at no cost to the author.

SPIE publishes two fully open access journals: SPIE Letters virtual journal, a collection of letters from all SPIE research journals, in publication since 2006 with voluntary page charges, and SPIE Reviews, which launched this year and asks no author payments. Both open access journals are published online at no cost to authors.

Authors publishing in any of the other seven SPIE journals may ensure immediate open access publication of their papers by paying a per paper fee of $1,500.

SPIE journals and editors include:
Optical Engineering, Ron Driggers
Journal of Biomedical Optics, Lihong Wang
Journal of Electronic Imaging, Jan Allebach through December 2010; Gaurav Sharma effective January 2011 (co-published with IS&T)
Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS (JM3), Burn Lin
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Wei Gao
Journal of Nanophotonics, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
Journal of Photonics for Energy, Zakya Kafafi
SPIE Reviews, William Rhodes
SPIE Letters.

New SPIE journal papers are published online in the SPIE Digital Library as they complete peer review and production. The SPIE Digital Library is hosted on the American Institute of Physics' Scitation platform with audio and video multimedia, flexible search, and extensive CrossRef linking features, and comprises the world's largest resource for optics and photonics research with approximately 296,000 journal and proceedings articles from 1990 to the present. Contact SPIE for subscription and other information.

SPIE provides other open access publications including Optipedia, a collection of encyclopedic articles on key topics in optics and photonics from SPIE Press books; the SPIE Newsroom original technical articles on optics and photonics topics authored by experts and industry news; and other technical features and publications.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 180,000 constituents from 168 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, and supports scholarships, grants, and other education programs around the world.

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