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Motion Imaging Journal

Access to the digital content is currently available through the SMPTE Digital Library. 

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SMPTE has partnered with IEEE to host the SMPTE Digital Library on the IEEE Xplore digital library platform.  IEEE also manages subscription sales and renewals for all institutional subscribers, including those for SMPTE Sustaining Members, and subscriptions for individual non-members. Individual membership and individual member subscriptions will continue to be managed by SMPTE. 

Online Subscription:

Discounted Individual Member Price

Category Journal Standards Conference Proceedings All-Inclusive
(For Personal Use Only)
Complimentary Benefit of Membership $750 $210 $960

Benefits of SMPTE professional and executive membership include:

  • Complimentary subscription to the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal in print
  • Complimentary access to the digital archive of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal back to 1916
  • Discount pricing for single purchase of all other content, including conference papers and standards documents

Print Subscription:

SMPTE members receive the print journal as a benefit of membership.  Additionally, members are given a complimentary online subscription with access to the complete journal collection from 1916 to present.

Non-members may purchase either a print or online subscription.

Annual print rate is  $1,000 (Worldwide)

Agency discount for subscriptions is 2%

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