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07.21.2021 | Member News & Releases

SPIE Announces Read and Publish Agreement with Delft University of Technology

The agreement adds open access publishing in SPIE journals to the university’s existing SPIE Digital Library subscription

July 19, 2021 – Bellingham, WA – SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is pleased to announce a new open access agreement with the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). The agreement began on 1 July 2021.

For TU Delft, a long-time subscriber to the SPIE Digital Library, this agreement adds open access publishing in SPIE journals for all affiliated primary and contact authors to the university’s existing subscription. The SPIE Digital Library includes more than 530,000 journal papers, proceedings, and conference presentations, covering topical areas from biomedical optics and neuroscience to physics and astronomy-related technology.

“Transformative agreements on a fair and sustainable base are part of TU Delft’s Open Science commitments,” said Publishing Advisor at TU Delft Library Just de Leeuwe. “Working with SPIE to secure this deal helps us achieve our ambition to reach 100 percent open access.”

“Adding open access publishing to TU Delft’s longstanding subscription to SPIE journals and proceedings gives the university’s authors greater visibility,” said SPIE International Sales and Subscriptions Manager Andy Wallis. “SPIE is excited to enhance its partnership with TU Delft, and, in doing so, to expand the global reach of TU Delft’s authors and their research.”


About TU Delft TU Delft was founded in 1842. Top education and research are at the heart of the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands. Their eight faculties offer 16 bachelor’s and more than 30 master’s programs. Their more than 25,000 students and 6,000 employees share a fascination for science, design, and technology. TU Delft’s common mission is “Impact for a better society.” www.tudelft.nl/en.

About SPIE SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves more than 258,000 constituents from 184 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2020, SPIE provided over $5 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources. www.spie.org.

Contact Daneet Steffens, Public Relations Manager | daneets@spie.org | +1 360 685 5478 | @SPIEtweets

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