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NEW: INDIVIDUAL TITLE DIGITAL ARCHIVES

Starting 1 January 2020, OSA Publishing will offer new individual Journal Digital Archives for our core journals: Applied Optics, the Journal of the Optical Society of America A, the Journal of the Optical Society of America B, and Optics Letters. These new individual title digital archives products, entitled "(Journal Name) Digital Archive 2," will provide perpetual access to PDFs for each Journal's content published between 2007 and 2011. Further, these new products complement each Journal's Digital Archive product. As a reminder, the Digital Archive 1 product for each individual journal provides access to all content from the first issue published to 2006. See related information here.


REDUCTION IN CC BY FEE FOR GOLD OPEN ACCESS ARTICLES

OSA Publishing is a long-time advocate of open science, with our first Gold Open Access journal, Optics Express, publishing its first issue in 1997. As the open science landscape evolved, our publishing program did too. Not only did we launch several new Gold Open Access journals, but we also started offering a CC BY license option to authors whose funders require it as condition of their grant. In 2020, we are reducing our CC BY fee by 50% as another way of supporting our authors and the open science movement. See related information here.


EXTENDED BACKFILE PROGRAM CONTINUES—ACCESS BACK TO 2010

As a reminder, OSA Publishing’s individual-title subscription pricing includes access to newly published articles in 2020 plus complimentary access to a portion of the backfile. In 2020, the complimentary access will include content back to 2010. In addition, OSA Publishing is launching an online-only plus extended backfile product for Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP) that will cover content from 2009 to 2020.

Subscribers have a few different options for accessing content prior to 2010. They can pay a minimal fee for our "leased extended backfile," which enables their patrons to access all published content related to an individual title. Alternatively, subscribers purchasing one or more individual titles can upgrade to one of OSA Publishing's package products and receive complimentary access to the entire backfile for that package, or they can acquire one of our Digital Archive products. See related information here.

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