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Library Subscriptions

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

Subscriptions to United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America will be sent by surface mail. Subscriptions to countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania will be sent by air freight. All back numbers will be sent by surface mail.

Requests for refunds will be handled on an individual basis, and if approved, will be prorated, based on the number of unfulfilled issues in the calendar year. Cancellation requests must be received 90 days from receipt of the order (whether direct or via subscription agent). Refunds are subject to a $100.00 cancellation fee per title.

Should you cancel your subscription, you may receive digital files for the time during which you paid for online access (at a minimal cost) by submitting a Help Ticket.

Optica Publishing Group's collection of 15 flagship, partnered, co-published and peer-reviewed journals continues to provide the largest number of citations and articles in the field of optics and photonics. View the current impact factors, citations, and ranking of Optica Publishing Group Journals.

All subscriptions are accepted for a one-year term only, on a calendar basis, January-December. No multiple-year subscriptions are offered. Back issues of the current year will be sent to subscribers who placed subscriptions during the year.
An annual index is included in the last issue of each volume of AO, JOSA A, JOSA B, OL, JDT, JLT, JOT, and COL.

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