With this issue Optics Express begins Volume 6 of publication. We've been in business long enough that most OSA members, and a large fraction of the world-wide optics community, are aware of Optics Express, even if many have not yet felt a strong push toward all-electronic peer-reviewed publishing. One reason for hesitation can be a natural concern for permanence of the scientific record, a concern about archiving. What is the assurance that articles published electronically will be openly available to scientists in the future?
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