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03.10.2021 | Member News & Releases

SPIE Announces Three-Year Read and Publish Agreement with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The agreement will expand the global reach of optics and photonics researchers

March 4, 2021 – Bellingham, WA, USA — SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is pleased to announce a three-year Read and Publish agreement with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

The new agreement began on 1 January 2021. The agreement includes unlimited, open-access publishing in SPIE journals with no article-processing fees for affiliated authors. It also incorporates read access to all SPIE journals, proceedings, and eBooks in the SPIE Digital Library which comprises more than 530,000 publications covering topical areas ranging from biomedical optics and neuroscience to physics and astronomy-related technology.

“KAUST is proud to be a pioneer of open access and to be aligned with global initiatives,” said KAUST Library Director J. K. Vijayakumar. “Through efforts like this read and publish agreement with SPIE, we are helping shape a sustainable, responsible approach to ensuring that our research in world-leading scientific journals is available to all.”

“SPIE is excited to expand its partnership with KAUST through the signing of this Read and Publish agreement,” said SPIE International Sales and Subscriptions Manager Andy Wallis. “Partnerships such as this help to expand the global reach of authors and their research.”

About King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Established in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate research university devoted to finding solutions for some of the world’s most pressing scientific and technological challenges in the areas of food, water, energy, and the environment. With 19 research areas related to these themes and state-of-the-art labs, KAUST has created a collaborative and interdisciplinary problem-solving environment, which has resulted in over 11,000 published papers to date.

With over 100 different nationalities living, working and studying on campus, KAUST has brought together the best minds and ideas from around the world to advance science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research. KAUST is a catalyst for innovation, economic development, and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world. For additional information, visit: www.Kaust.edu.sa

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.

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