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Member Subscriptions

Subscription Information

OSA Publishing's Digital Library, (formerly Optics InfoBase), provides desktop access to content, including 18 flagship, partnered and co-published peer-reviewed journals and 1 magazine. With more than 384,000 articles including papers from nearly 800 conferences, OSA Publishing's Digital Library is the largest peer-reviewed collection of optics and photonics. As a subscriber you will have complete access to full-text articles in addition to automatic reference linking between OSA articles and out to other publishers' articles. See the listing of the OSA Publishing's Digital Library content.

Libraries and Institutional Subscribers

Subscriptions are offered on a calendar-year basis. Subscription options include online-only access or online plus print to journal titles. Print-only and multi-journal combination packages are available as well as options for access to the entire Optics InfoBase or Optics InfoBase Premium Collections or to the Conference Paper collection. Complete ordering and pricing information is available in OSA's Library Resource Center.

Member Subscribers

Members receive 50 free OSA Publishing's Digital Library (formerly Optics InfoBase) journal article or conference paper downloads per year. Additional member benefits include: discounted subscriptions to OSA Journals, free Optics & Photonics News and Physics Today subscriptions, substantial meeting registration discounts, invitations to special networking events, an online members-only directory and much more. Please note: Membership and member subscriptions are based on an anniversary date versus a calendar-year subscription.

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Already a member?  If so, there are several ways to renew or add a subscription:

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  2. Phone:
    +1 202.416.1907 (Worldwide)
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    Note: Our Customer Service office is open from 08:30 to 18:00 (East Coast Time) Monday through Friday.

  3. Mail or Fax:
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Mailing Address:
The Optical Society 
Membership Department 
P.O. Box 55480
Boston, MA 02205-9923

Fax: +1 202.416.6130

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

Forms of Payment

Payment is due upon receipt and may be paid by check, money order, bank transfer, or credit card. Please make checks payable to the Optical Society. Foreign remitters, please pay in US dollars drawn on a US bank. Bank fees are the responsibility of the member.

For more information, contact the relevant customer service office.