SPIE journals add enhanced discoverability opportunity to open access papers

The SPIE Enhanced Article Processing Charge incorporates professional article summaries from SPIE partner Impact Science
25 February 2022
SPIE to increase research impact with Enhanced APCs

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA — SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is now offering Enhanced Article Processing Charges (APCs) as part of its journal publishing program. The new APC, which can be added to any open access paper accepted for publication in an SPIE journal, covers article summaries written by SPIE partner Impact Science, providing scientists with an additional way to share their research across a wider, non-expert audience.

Plain-language research summaries can expand the audience of a scientific article from a niche group of academic peers to the wider public, including future funders, collaborators, and employers. Impact Science's trained science writers can summarize papers across all areas of optical sciences — from applied biophotonics and electronic imaging to optical physics — translating authors' technical papers into layperson summaries of approximately 500 words. These summaries can be disseminated by authors' university and corporate communication offices or shared by the authors themselves via their professional networks and across social media.

This new product will help advance the SPIE mission to partner with researchers, educators, and industry to advance light-based research and technologies for the betterment of the human condition by expanding the reach of research published in SPIE journals.

To find out more about the SPIE Enhanced APCs opportunity, please visit our website.

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