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Member Subscriptions

Member Subscriptions

2020_OSA_SubscriptionRenewal_finalFrequently asked questions and answers about OSA's Member subscriptions.

Please submit a Help Ticket or call OSA at: +1 202.416.1907. Our staff replies to messages within one business day.

An institutional user agreement must be completed and returned by all the first time subscribers to OSA’s online content. Once signed, you can email it to: or fax it to: +1 202.416.1408.

OSA offers a limited time trial of online access to OSA Publishing’s Digital Library (formerly Optics InfoBase). This allows potential subscribers to sample the full range of OSA content, including current issues of periodicals, meeting content and archival journals. For additional information please submit a Help Ticket.

You must be an active OSA member in order to subscribe to an OSA journal. Members may purchase or renew subscriptions at any time. Ways to subscribe:

  1. Online.
  2. Phone: +1 202.416.1907 (Worldwide). Our staff replies to inquiries within one business day.
  3. Mail or Fax:
    Complete and return the Member Subscription Form.

Mailing Address:
The Optical Society (OSA)
Membership Department
PO Box 55480
Boston, MA 02205-9923 USA

Fax: +1 202.416.6130

Express Mail:
The Optical Society
2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA

To edit your information, visit the Login page ("Login" access is located at the top blue bar of every page). Once logged in, click on the “My Address” tab followed by the “Edit” button in the name and address information box to edit your contact information. Alternatively, you may submit a Help Ticket or call OSA at: +1 202.416.1907. Our staff replies to messages within one business day.

Visit OSA Publishing's Digital Library (formerly Optics InfoBase) and click on “Log In.” You will be prompted to login using your email address and your OSA password. (Note: If you do not know your password, you can reset it online.) Under the “Manage My Profile” heading, select “Activity Report” to view your downloads to-date.

OSA Institutional Prices and Order Form  is available online, for information on print copies of back issues/volumes, please contact OSA Customer Service by submitting a Help Ticket.

Missing issue claims are honored when received within three months of the publication date. Please submit claims to Customer Service at

Please submit a Help Ticket or contact Customer Service by phone at +1.202.416.1907. Our staff replies to messages within one business day.

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