Optics Journal was created in 2000 and is registered in Monroe County, New York, USA. Originally it was introduced as a site to integrate information on optics, tunable lasers, and some aspects of physics. In 2000 and years thereafter it was the first site ot its kind. From 2007 to 2009 Optics Journal published submitted papers in optics and lasers free of charge to its authors. Given the costs involved, that model was modified to focus on the publication of brief book reviews, editorials, and essays. Optics Journal has also published, and will continue to publish, biographical books (relevant to optics and physics) either in electronic form, printed format, or both.