Most OSA members know that
their Society aggressively pursues
electronic means of publishing
and that this effort has resulted in a wide array of electronic publications including an annual CD-ROM containing a year of journal articles, the OpticsNet Web page, electronic submissions,
the Optics Express online journal, and online versions of the print journals. What most members do not know is how these electronic publications come into being. This column examines the process of bringing one of those publications, Applied Optics Online, to your screen.