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01.26.2021 | Member News & Releases

SPIE Announces “Read and Publish” Agreement with the Weizmann Institute of Science

January 26, 2021 – Bellingham, WA – SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is pleased to announce a “Read and Publish” agreement with the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

The agreement, which began on 1 January, adds unlimited, open-access publishing in SPIE journals and proceedings to the SPIE Digital Library subscription. Affiliated authors may publish in SPIE journals with no article-processing fees. The SPIE Digital Library comprises more than 530,000 publications covering topical areas ranging from biomedical optics and neuroscience to physics and astronomy-related technology.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Weizmann Institute of Science, the first such agreement for SPIE in Israel,” noted SPIE International Sales and Subscriptions Manager Andy Wallis. “This partnership will give affiliated authors a direct path to open access and greater visibility for their work.”

The Weizmann Institute of Science signed its first Read and Publish agreements during 2019 and 2020 and are pleased to add this new agreement with SPIE. “We are excited by the opportunities for greater exposure of our publications, easier compliance with funder mandates, and by the vastly simplified workflow made possible through such agreements,” said Weizmann Institute Library Director Joan Kolarik. “Libraries can and should play a central role in supporting and showcasing institutional research, and this agreement is just one more piece in completing that challenging puzzle.”

About the Weizmann Institute of Science The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world’s top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions. Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences, the Institute is home to scientists, students, technicians, and supporting staff. Institute research efforts include the search for new ways of fighting disease and hunger, examining leading questions in mathematics and computer science, probing the physics of matter and the universe, creating novel materials, and developing new strategies for protecting the environment.

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 $5.8 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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