“Should the authors themselves pay for open-access publication or should the readers continue to pay, as they have been doing for more than two centuries?” said Akhlesh Lakhtakia of Pennsylvania State University, and Editor of Journal of Nanophotonics. SPIE has confronted these and related issues, and decided in favor of a flexible approach. SPIE Journals utilize a hybrid publishing model, including both Open Access and paid papers. For authors, Open Access should lead to more awareness and use of their research and may result in more citations.

Learn more about SPIE Journals and Open Access at http://spie.org/x85022.xml

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