SPIE announces Read and Publish agreement with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The agreement will continue to expand the global reach of optics and photonics researchers in Israel
08 March 2022

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA — SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is pleased to announce a Read and Publish agreement with Israel's Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The agreement, which began on 1 January, adds unlimited, open-access publishing in SPIE journals to the SPIE Digital Library subscription. Qualifying authors may publish in SPIE journals with no article-processing fees. The SPIE Digital Library comprises more than 550,000 publications covering topical areas ranging from biomedical optics and neuroscience to physics and astronomy-related technology.

"We are thrilled to partner with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem," 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 Harman Science Library and the Library Authority of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are excited about this Read and Publish deal with SPIE," said Harman Science Library Director Osnat Levy. "They hope that this agreement and other agreements recently signed will enable their researchers to publish their articles fully Open Access without having to worry about high APCs, and thus enable immediate and long-term accessibility to all."

About the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, founded in 1918 and opened officially in 1925, is Israel's premier university as well as its leading research institution. The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the 100 leading universities in the world and first among Israeli universities. https://en.huji.ac.il/en.

About SPIE

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, brings engineers, scientists, students, and business professionals together to advance light-based science and technology. The Society, founded in 1955, connects and engages with our global constituency through industry-leading conferences and exhibitions; publications of conference proceedings, books, and journals in the SPIE Digital Library; and career-building opportunities. Over the past five years, SPIE has contributed more than $22 million to the international optics community through our advocacy and support, including scholarships, educational resources, travel grants, endowed gifts, and public-policy development. www.spie.org.

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