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Open Access Publishing Options at KAUST: The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)

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SPIE Read and Publish agreement

SPIE journals are dedicated to advancing the science and application of light and light-based technologies. From 2021-2023, Eligible Authors officially affiliated with KAUST can publish Open Access in SPIE Journals, free of any Article Processing Charge (APC). For purposes of this agreement, “Eligible Authors” refers to KAUST employees, staff, faculty, and students. Alumni do not qualify as Eligible Authors.

Submit an Open Access article through the Read and Publish agreement with SPIE:

  1. Submit your research to an SPIE journal: https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/journals/journal-authors
  2. When submitting articles, authors must use their KAUST email address (domain kaust.edu.sa) to be identified by SPIE.
  3. On the paper submission form, authors should select the option that indicates they belong to an institution with a current open access publishing agreement; they should then select King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) from the drop-down list. See the screen capture:

On acceptance of publication, Open Access articles will be published under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 Attribution license. Under the CC-BY license, ownership of the copyright in the article and all other proprietary rights remain with the Eligible Authors. The Eligible Authors retain the rights to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display the article in any form or medium; to prepare derivative works from the article, and to authorize others to make any use of the article, provided that proper full attribution is given to the original SPIE publication.

You can read the SPIE Press Release