SPIE Article-Sharing Policies

Article Sharing


Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0)—Gold Open Access

For articles published under CC BY 4.0, users are free to share (copy, distribute, and transmit), to remix (adapt), and to make commercial use of the Article under the following conditions:

Attribution: Users must attribute the contribution in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they or their use of the Article is endorsed by the Author or licensor). See citation formatting below.

Notice: For any reuse or distribution, users must make clear to others the license terms of this work, preferably using a link to the Creative Commons webpage.

The full legal code of the CC BY 4.0 license can be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode.

SPIE Copyright

For articles published under SPIE copyright, authors, or their employers in the case of works made for hire, retain the following rights:

  • All proprietary rights other than copyright, including patent rights.
  • The right to make and distribute copies of the Paper for internal purposes.
  • The right to use the material for lecture or classroom purposes.
  • The right to prepare derivative publications based on the Paper, including books or book chapters, journal papers, and magazine articles, provided that publication of a derivative work occurs subsequent to the official date of publication by SPIE.

Thus, authors may reproduce their original figures and text in new publications. The SPIE source publication should be referenced; see citation formatting below.

Web Posting Policy—Green Open Access

SPIE grants to authors (and their employers) of papers, posters, and presentation recordings published in SPIE Proceedings or SPIE Journals on the SPIE Digital Library (hereinafter "publications") the right to post an author-prepared version or an official version (preferred version) of the publication on an internal or external server controlled exclusively by the author/employer, provided that (a) such posting is noncommercial in nature and the publication is made available to users without charge; (b) an appropriate copyright notice and citation appear with the publication; and (c) a link to SPIE's official online version of the publication is provided using the item's DOI.

This authorization does not extend to third-party web sites not owned and maintained by the author/employer such as ResearchGate, Academia.edu, YouTube, etc.

SPIE content published under a Creative Commons CC BY license is exempt from the above requirements.

What about arXiv?

Authors may post draft manuscripts on preprint servers such as arXiv. If the full citation and Digital Object Identifier (DOI) are known, authors are encouraged to add this information to the preprint record.

Attribution Format

Citation format:
Author(s), "Article Title," Journal Title and Volume Number (Issue), Article Number (Publication Date). http://doi.org/DOI

Copyright notice format:
Copyright XXXX (year) Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this publication for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the contents of the publication are prohibited.

Example:

Blackberrie Eddins and Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, "Design of a multifiber light delivery system for photoacoustic-guided surgery," J. Biomed. Opt. 22(4), 041011 (Jan 13, 2017). DOI: http://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.22.4.041011

© 2017 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this publication for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the contents of the publication are prohibited.  

Reprint Permissions

If you are seeking permission to use previously published material, please contact reprint_permission@spie.org with the following information:

  • Title and author
  • Volume, issue, and page numbers
  • What figures and/or text you would like to reproduce
  • Where you will republish the requested material.

Requests may also be faxed to SPIE at +1 360 647 1445 (Attention: Reprint Permissions).

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