SPIE Digital Library names ACCUCOMS new representative in India, Eastern Europe

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A new agreement for representation of the SPIE Digital Library in India and Eastern Europe between SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and ACCUCOMS seeks to increase researchers’ access to the world’s largest body of scientific literature in the field. The agreement is effective 1 January 2016.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced a multiyear agreement establishing ACCUCOMS as its new representative for the SPIE Digital Library in India and Eastern Europe. The agreement is effective 1 January 2016 , said Marybeth Manning, Director of Business Development for the SPIE Digital Library.

More than 430,000 research papers and 230 ebooks from the SPIE Press are published in the SPIE Digital Library, making it the world's largest collection of optics and photonics research. Approximately 18,000 new articles and 25 ebooks are added each year.

“We look forward to working with ACCUCOMS in advancing our mission as a not-for-profit society to ensure affordable access to our publications to the greatest number of researchers possible,” Manning said. “Access to information improves education, economic opportunities, and social welfare, and this agreement paves the way to substantially increasing that access.”

“ACCUCOMS is very pleased to be partnering with this important scientific publisher,” said ACCUCOMS Commercial Director Simon Boisseau. “With our in-depth knowledge of these markets, ACCUCOMS can tailor sales strategies to meet the needs of customers, and assist SPIE in reaching out to meet the growing need for access to new research in these regions.”

In India, ACCUCOMS Commercial Director Asia Pacific Rakesh Malik will oversee contacts for SPIE. ACCUCOMS Commercial Manager Europe Raluca Pop will be the Eastern European representative.

Technical articles in the SPIE Digital Library include conference proceedings from 1962 through its most recent events, and articles from the society publisher’s 10 peer-reviewed scholarly journals:

  • Optical Engineering
  • Journal of Electronic Imaging (with IS&T)
  • Journal of Biomedical Optics
  • Journal of Micro/Nanolithography,MEMS, and MOEMS
  • Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
  • Journal of Nanophotonics
  • Journal of Photonics for Energy
  • Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems
  • Journal of Medical Imaging
  • Neurophotonics

Since its inception in 2003, the SPIE Digital Library has provided the research and development community with vetted content available online, enhanced with personalized services that include reference linking, e-mail alerts, individual article collection folders for researchers, download activity tracking, and co-branding for librarians, Manning said.

Through the "e-First" publishing program, individual articles from journal issues and proceedings volumes are published electronically in the SPIE Digital Library, ensuring that they are available for subscribers as rapidly as possible.

About SPIE

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2015, SPIE provided more than $5.2 million in support of education and outreach programs. http://www.spie.org


ACCUCOMS is an independent provider of services to academic and professional publishers around the world. Established in 2004, ACCUCOMS now operates from the Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America, the USA, MENA, India, Taiwan and South Korea. ACCUCOMS’ multilingual teams offer efficient and intelligent representation, telesales and business intelligence services as well as user interaction programs to clients that range from large publishing houses to specialist society publishers. http://www.accucoms.com

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