Institutional journal subscriptions

All SPIE Journals are available online on the SPIE Digital Library as full-text papers in both PDF and HTML formats.

Institutional subscription fees:

Online Access Single Site List Price Multi-Site List Price
All SPIE journals $3,630 $10,890
Advanced Photonics open access open access
Advanced Photonics Nexus open access open access
Biophotonics Discovery open access open access
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing $330 $990
Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems $430 $1,290
Journal of Biomedical Optics open access open access
Journal of Electronic Imaging $470 $1,410
Journal of Medical Imaging $430 $1,290
Journal of Micro/Nanopatterning, Materials, and Metrology $430 $1,290
Journal of Nanophotonics $330 $990
Journal of Optical Microsystems open access open access
Journal of Photonics for Energy $330 $990
Neurophotonics open access open access
Optical Engineering $880 $2,640
Photonics Insights open access open access

Note: Institutional subscriptions begin January 1 and end December 31; subscriptions include access to all articles from Volume 1 to the current year.

‡Print format has been discontinued for SPIE journals, as of 2020.
*Multiple-site online licenses cover three or more sites within an organization. A site is a distinct location with separate administration.

Order an institutional subscription by completing the Institutional Journal Subscription Order Form/Agreement and email it to

Features of SPIE journals include the following:

  • Easy online access and complete archives
  • Powerful searching and browsing tools across the SPIE Digital Library, including lists of related journal articles, proceedings papers, and book chapters
  • Browsing by table of contents, abstracts, year, title, and technology area
  • Color images and multimedia content
  • COUNTER V usage statistics (available to institutional subscribers)
  • MARC records available through OCLC
  • Co-branding availability
  • No restriction on number of concurrent users
  • Convenient reference linking
  • IP authentication (no username to remember)
  • Downloadable citations in multiple formats
  • Excellent customer support
  • SPIE journals are covered by an agreement with Portico
  • CC-BY 4.0 "Gold" open access publication for Advanced Photonics, Advanced Photonics Nexus, Biophotonics Discovery, the Journal of Biomedical Optics, the Journal of Optical Microsystems, Neurophotonics, and Photonics Insights, and Author Choice open access for all other SPIE journals.


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