Optica Publishing Group's
Digital Archive Products

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Optica Publishing Group's Digital Archive products provide you and your patrons with perpetual access to PDFs of groundbreaking optics and photonics research published over the last nearly 105 years.

The Centennial Archive package includes more than 256,000 journal and magazines articles as well as the conference proceedings from more than 670 meetings. In short, it includes the content published by Optica Publishing Group since the inception of its publishing program from 1917 to 2015.

The Digital Archive 1 product includes access to content published between 1917 to 2005 and includes roughly 135,000 articles from Optica Publishing Group's core journals, magazine, and conference proceedings.

The Digital Archive 2 product provides perpetual access to 121,000 journal, magazine and conference proceeding articles published between 2006 and 2015.

The Digital Archive 3 supplements the Digital Archive 1 and 2 products with access to PDFs of more than 54,000 journal articles and conference proceedings from 2016 to 2020.

Optica Publishing Group also offers Individual Journal Archives for some of its journals. You can now purchase perpetual access to the archives of Applied Optics, Optics Letters, the Journal of the Optical Society of America A (JOSA A) or the Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B). Purchasing one of more of these Individual Journal Digital Archives ensures access to all of the content in each journal from the first issue through 2006 (Digital Archive 1) and from 2007 through 2011 (Digital Archive 2).

This chart provides a detailed view into the contents for the Digital Archive packages and Individual Journal Archives described above:

Journal Titles
Archive 1

Content from
Archive 2

Content from
Archive 3

Content from

Content from
Digital Archive 1

Content from
Vol. 1-2006
Digital Archive 2

Content from
Vol. 2007-2011
Advances in Optics and Photonics (launched 2009)
Applied Optics (launched 1962)
Journal of the Optical Society of America (1917-1983)
Journal of the Optical Society of America A (launched 1984)
Journal of the Optical Society of America B (launched 1984)
Optics Express (launched 1997) *
Optics Letters (launched 1977)
Optics and Photonics News (launched 1990)
Optics News (1975-1989)
Conference Papers (launched 1979)

Also includes Journal of the Optical Society of America (1917-1983)
* 1997-2005 only


Contact your local sales representative.

Orders from USA, Latin America, and Canada:

Alan Tourlotte, Optica Publishing Group
Tel: +1.202.416.1908
Email: atourtlotte@optica.org

Orders from Asia other than Japan, South Korea, or India:

iGroup Asia Pacific Ltd.,
Tel: +65.674.5581
Email: marketing@igroupnet.com

Orders from India:

Globe Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Tel: +91.11.45055555
Email: opg@globepub.com

Orders from Japan:

Kinokuniya Company Ltd.
Tel: +81.03.6910.0532
Email: journal@kinokuniya.co.jp

Orders from South Korea:

Shinwon Datanet Co., Ltd.
Tel: +82.2.326.3535
Email: info@shinwon.co.kr

Orders from Rest of World:

Rosita Banks-Taylor, Optica Publishing Group
Tel: +1 202.416.1433
Email: rbankstaylor@optica.org

For consortia subscriptions, contact:

Alison Taylor, Optica Publishing Group
Tel: +1 202.416.1956
Email: ataylor@optica.org