Starting in January 2013, the Journal of Photonics for Energy (JPE) offers a new benefit for authors who volunteer to support the journal through payment of page charges. Research articles for which the voluntary page charges are paid will be available to the public free of charge. This open access will bring more visibility to your research activities and may result in more citations.
I am also pleased to announce that the Journal of Photonics for Energy was recently selected for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded; Journal Citation Report—Science edition; Current Contents Connect—Physical, Chemical, & Earth Sciences edition; and Current Contents Connect—Engineering, Computing, & Technology edition, as well as Scopus.
The voluntary page charge is $60 per published page, i.e., $360 for a six-page letter or $720 for an average-length full research article.
In addition, all invited tutorials and review articles will be open access regardless of whether page charges are paid.
Authors will retain copyright for open access articles through a Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY “gold open access”; see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). This is the type of license that many employers and research-funding agencies require.
Authors who lack the funds to support JPE in this way may continue to publish articles that will be freely available to the journal’s many individual and institutional subscribers. These published articles will be covered by SPIE’s generous copyright transfer policy.
All JPE submitted manuscripts will undergo the peer-review process and, if accepted for publication, will be promptly copyedited, typeset, and published online in the SPIE Digital Library.