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14 February 2023

Optica Publishing Group signs Read and Publish agreement with TIB

Authors at member institutions in Germany will have ongoing access to read and to publish in leading optics and photonics journals

WASHINGTON— Optica Publishing Group (formerly OSA) is pleased to announce a new Read and Publish agreement with Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB). The two-year agreement runs through December 2024 and covers access to Optica Publishing Group’s collection of the most-cited, peer-reviewed content in optics and photonics.  It also allows authors at member institutions in Germany to publish their work Open Access in Optica Publishing Group’s high-quality journals.

As part of the agreement, eight institutions will benefit from access and unlimited publishing in the Society’s hybrid and fully Open Access journals, thus increasing the opportunity for optics and photonics researchers to both read and share new discoveries in the field.

“The German optics and photonics community is known for its significant and influential contributions to the field,” said Elizabeth Nolan, Optica Publishing Group’s Deputy Executive Director and Chief Publishing Officer. “We are delighted to be working with TIB to support German researchers and to ensure that they can both access a wider range of our content and make their high-quality articles openly and immediately available to the world.”

Dr Irina Sens, Deputy Director of TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology said, “We welcome the step that Optica has taken in offering a Read and Publish deal for a consortium of German universities and research institutions. It allows members to centrally cover access costs as well as publication costs for their researchers, making the publication of articles under a CC BY license easy and hassle-free for authors and reducing the administrative burden for librarians.”

Details of the institutions and journals included in the agreements are available at

About Optica Publishing Group

Optica Publishing Group is a division of the society, Optica, Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide. It publishes the largest collection of peer-reviewed and most-cited content in optics and photonics, including 18 prestigious journals, the society’s flagship member magazine, and papers and videos from more than 835 conferences. With over 400,000 journal articles, conference papers and videos to search, discover and access, our publications portfolio represents the full range of research in the field from around the globe.

About TIB

TIB-Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library provides science, research, industry and business with literature and information—in both printed and electronic form. The library is committed to openness, open access to information, publications and scientific data: it aims to make information and knowledge more easily accessible, more transparent and better reusable. For more information visit

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