Conference Proceedings SPIE has published over 10,300 volumes of Conference Proceedings since 1963, with more than 450,000 papers. Currently, over 350 new Proceedings volumes and over 16,000 new papers are published annually.
Journals The SPIE Digital Library includes all papers published since 1962 in SPIE's ten peer-reviewed Journals: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (2007-) Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (2015-) Journal of Biomedical Optics (1996-) Journal of Electronic Imaging, co-published with IS&T (1992-) Journal of Medical Imaging (2014-) Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS (2002-) Journal of Nanophotonics (2007-) Journal of Photonics for Energy (2011-) Optical Engineering (1962-) Neurophotonics (2014-)
eBooks The SPIE Digital Library includes more than 310 eBooks in four series, with 25 new titles added annually: SPIE Press Monographs, Tutorial Texts, Spotlight Series, and Field Guides.
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Where can I find the Front Matter for older volumes?
Front Matter for older (2001 and earlier) volumes has not been digitized and published on the SPIE Digital Library. This material may be added in the future.
How can I access Milestone Series papers?
SPIE's Milestone Series is not available on the SPIE Digital Library. You can view the full list of Milestones and purchase print volumes on the SPIE.org website here.
Are there Proceedings that are not included in the SPIE Digital Library?
Some Proceedings volumes are not available in the SPIE Digital Library due to conference cancellation or lack of electronic publishing rights. Click here for a listing of those volumes.
What page numbering system is used by SPIE Journals?
SPIE Journals use six-digit citation identifiers (CIDs) in place of traditional page numbering. This allows an issue to build online one article at a time, while retaining the ability to segment tables of contents by article type or subject area. You can read more about how to cite papers using CIDs on the citation format page.
How can I locate the publication date of record for a Journal article or Conference Proceeding paper?
For a Journal article, publication date of record is included within the paper's citation.
For a Conference Proceeding paper, the date listed just below the volume's title (noted at the top of the page underneath the chair name and next to the conference location) indicates the date of the first day of that conference, not the publication date. The date within the individual paper's citation is the publication date of record, being the date that the manuscript was published on the SPIE Digital Library.
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