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OSA's Extended Backfile Policy for Individual Title Subscribers — Years of Complimentary Access Changing

(updated for January 2020)

For those institutions that subscribe to an individual title or titles in 2020, OSA will provide complimentary access to the prior 10 years of content (or back to 2010) in addition to newly published content in 2020.

There are four options available to single title subscribers for expanding access to OSA's backfile:

  1. Add the "Leased Extended Backfile" Product to the Purchase of a Subscription. Subscribers who wish access to all available content related to an individual title—rather than just back to 2010—will need to subscribe to the "leased extended backfile" product for a small fee.
  2. Upgrade to One of OSA's Package Products. OSA provides complimentary access to the complete backfiles of all products included in its various package products including E-Combinations 1 through 4, Optics InfoBase, and Optics InfoBase Premium.
  3. Purchase a Single Title Digital Archive Product. OSA offers several Single Title Digital Archive products. Institutions can purchase perpetual access to the archives of Applied Optics, Optics Letters, the Journal of the Optical Society of America A, and/or the Journal of the Optical Society of America B. Each single title Digital Archive includes access to all content published for that journal—either from issue 1 to 2006 "(Journal Name) Digital Archive 1" or from 2007 to 2011 "(Journal Name) Digital Archive 2".
  4. Purchase One of OSA's Digital Archive Package Options. Institutions interested in providing access to the full backfile or portions of it in perpetuity can make a one-time purchase for one of OSA's Digital Archive package products. They include the OSA Centennial Archive (which includes more than 256,000 journal articles and conference proceedings from 1917 to 2015); the OSA Digital Archive 1 (which includes roughly 135,000 journal articles and conference proceedings published between 1917 and 2005); and the OSA Digital Archive 2 (which includes more than 121,000 journal and conference proceeding articles published between 2006 and 2015).

For any questions about OSA's backfile policy and available options, please contact your local sales agent or OSA representative at elec@osa.org.

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