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Open Access for OSA Journals

OSA journals provide several Open Access options:

  1. Open Access Journal:  Optics Express is freely and widely available to all readers via the Internet. In lieu of paid subscriptions, Optics Express requires authors to pay a publication fee. Articles are held for publication until payment of the fee is received. Authors must pay the fee after their paper has been accepted for publication.
  2. Optional Open Access:  OSA offers authors the option to pay for their articles to be Open Access in Applied Optics, JOSA A, JOSA B, Optics Letters, or the Journal of Optical Networking. The fee for optional Open Access is $1500 per article. Authors will be invited to consider this option when page proofs are available. Open Access papers will be flagged as such in the journal issue table of contents and in the results of OSA Publishing searches.

    A special message to readers of JOSA A, JOSA B, Optics Letters, Applied Optics, and the Journal of Optical Networking: If you feel that an article in any one of these journals deserves wider access, you also have the option of sponsoring the Open Access fee. The fee for readers is the same as for authors. If you're interested in sponsoring a particular article to be Open Access, contact infobase@osa.org.
  3. Open Access for Early Posting:  All articles on our Early Posting pages are freely available. Early Posting versions are removed once the final article has been published online.

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