FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
28 April 2015
The Optical Society Launches New Publishing Platform to Enhance Ease of Use, Search and Discoverability of Content
WASHINGTON – The Optical Society today announced that is has transformed its publishing enterprise with the launch of its redesigned content platform, OSA Publishing
. The new platform, which replaces OSA’s Optics InfoBase, incorporates the latest publishing technologies and web best practices to ensure that the optics and photonics community can easily and effectively search and discover the highest quality content being published in the field.
Combining a new contemporary design with a significantly enhanced search function and highly structured and standardized content, OSA Publishing provides readers with the ability to effortlessly navigate and discover the largest collection of peer-reviewed content in the field—more than 280,000 journal articles and conference proceedings.
OSA Publishing also provides readers with several exciting new features including mobile-friendly layouts, the ability to refine content searches by date, publication and author and the opportunity to quickly access popular tools like citation alerts, cited-by information and article metrics.
“The Optical Society’s publishing division is committed to continually developing and delivering new innovative products and services that meet the changing needs of the optics and photonics community,” said Elizabeth Nolan, OSA’s deputy executive director and chief publishing officer. “OSA Publishing delivers on this commitment by providing a state-of-the-art platform with significantly increased functionality and a more personalized user experience for everyone who explores our extensive corpus of content.”
About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. OSA is a founding partner of the National Photonics Initiative and the 2015 International Year of Light. For more information, visit www.osa.org