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2020 Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Article Processing Charges (APCs)
Up to 6 published pages 7-15 published pages Per page 15+ published pages APC with CC BY License (eligibility) Effective Date
Biomed. Opt. Express $1,438 $1,630 $145 $1,688 (<7pp)
$1,880 (7-15 pp)
1 January 2020
Opt. Mat. Express $1,324 $1,562 $145 $1,547 (<7pp)
$1,812 (7-15pp)
1 January 2020
Opt. Express $1,842 $1,980 $145 $2,092 (<7pp)
$2,230 (7-15pp)
1 January 2020
Up to 15 published pages Per page 15+ published pages 30% Discount rate (qualifying countries) APC with CC BY License (eligibility) Effective Date
OSA Continuum
$1,100 $145 $770 $1,350 Submissions on or after 1 Nov 2018
Letters (up to 4 pages) and memoranda (up to 2 pages) Research articles (up to 8 pages) Per page 8+ published pages APC with CC BY License (eligibility) Effective Date
Optica
$2,400 $2,858 $145 $2,650 (≤4pp)
$3,108 (5-8pp)
1 January 2020
Up to 4 published pages 5-10 published pages Per page 11+ published pages APC with CC BY License (eligibility) Effective Date
Photon. Res. $1,624 $1,987 $145 $1,874 (≤4pp)
$2,237 (5-10pp)
1 January 2020

In some cases, copyediting may be a requirement for manuscript acceptance. OSA provides copyediting service to Express Journal authors. Contact journal staff for details and fees.

Discounts and Waivers

OSA Continuum offers APC waivers or a 30% discount to corresponding authors from qualifying low- and middle-income countries. The corresponding author must have an accurate mailing address in OSA's database in order for the system to apply the waiver or discount.

Biomedical Optics Express, Optica, Optical Materials Express, Optics Express and Photonics Research waive APCs for corresponding authors from qualifying low-income countries. The corresponding author must have an accurate mailing address in OSA's database in order for the system to apply the waiver.

APC Refunds

OSA will offer a refund of an APC within 30 days of publication if a publisher error results in the article appearing under a different license from that selected by the authors. APCs will not be refunded due to the retraction or correction of an article owing to author error or misconduct.

Other Publication Charges

Overlength Fees Color Art in Print Voluntary Page Charges Optional Open Access Open Access with CC BY License (eligibility)
Appl. Opt.
JOSA A
JOSA B
$300 per page exceeding 10 pages $650 for the first color figure
+ $325 for each additional figure
+ cost of reprints, if applicable
$125 per page suggested $1,980 $2,230
Opt. Lett. N/A $650 for the first color figure
+ $325 for each additional figure
+ cost of reprints, if applicable
$125 per page suggested $1,980 $2,230
J. Opt. Commun. Netw. $220 per page (pages 11-15)
Articles exceeding 15 pages must be approved by the Editors-in-Chief
N/A $125 per page suggested $1,980 $2,230
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