Conference Proceedings SPIE has published over 10,300 volumes of Conference Proceedings since 1963, with more than 460,000 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.
The eBooks on the SPIE Digital Library are available only to users from institutions with eBooks subscriptions. Individuals who are not affiliated with subscribing institutions may instead purchase eBooks on SPIE.org here; click any title to select among the available formats.
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What does the "Open Access" icon indicate?
The "Open Access" icon means that the author of the paper paid for it to be accessible to everyone in order to promote knowledge transfer, education, and awareness of technology and industry developments in optics and photonics. A subscription is not required to download an article marked Open Access. To find out more about Open Access publications from SPIE, please click here.
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. Please see Proceedings Volumes Not Available Online for a list of these volumes and more information.
What page numbering system is used by SPIE Journals and Proceedings?
SPIE Journals and Proceedings use six-digit citation identifiers (CIDs) in place of traditional page numbering. This allows us to build an online journal issue or proceedings volume one article or paper at a time, while retaining the ability to segment tables of contents by paper type or subject area.
In the SPIE Digital Library, an article-level page displays the CID in the metadata at the top of the page beneath the authors' names, and in the citation at the bottom of the page.
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?
To find the publication date of record for a Journal article or Conference Proceeding paper, navigate to that article's page and note the date above the title. The date is also included within the paper's citation, which appears at the very bottom of the page.
For Conference Proceedings, please note that the dates at the top of the volume's Table of Contents page indicate the first and last days of that conference -- not the publication date of the papers within that volume. 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.
How can I find out how many times a paper has been cited?
If an article has been cited, then the article page will include a tab labelled "Cited by" which contains information about other works that have cited the article.