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SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics

Read- and publish agreement
Authors affiliated to Lund University can publish articles open access free of charge in all journals from SPIE. The cost is paid through an agreement.

About the agreement

Corresponding authors affiliated to Lund University may publish their papers as open access in all SPIE journals. The license used on articles is: CC-BY 4.0 (new window).

The agreement is valid from January 1st, 2020.

Journals included

The agreement includes all the publisher's journals, both open access and hybrid journals.

List of journals included in the agreement (PDF)

Workflow for authors

To facilitate for the publisher to identify researchers from organisations included in the agreement, it is necessary to submit papers with some additional information, such as:
•    State the affiliation with (a department at) the University and use LU / LTH e-mail
•    Author must state that the University is a part of the agreement, in the submission process there is an option to choose Lund University in a drop-down list.

If there is a problem with publishing with open access within the agreement, contact the journal and refer to the agreement and send CC to us at publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se.

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For questions about the agreement or open access publishing in general, please contact:

publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se