Last Updated November 26, 2017

Author Rights FAQs

Please refer to our Author Rights Policy page.  If this does not answer the author rights query you have, please contact permissions@iop.org.

Subscription articles

IOP grants back certain rights to authors to make limited use of an article published under the subscription model. Authors have varying depositing rights for the Author’s Original/Preprint as set out expressly in the preprint pre-publication policy, copyright form you signed and also the author rights policy which applies to the particular journal in which the article was published. Authors also have varying depositing rights for the Accepted Manuscript in non-commercial repositories and non-commercial scientific social networks. The rights you have as an author are those rights set out expressly in the copyright form you signed and also the author rights policy which applies to the particular journal in which the article was published. Some of these rights only apply after the end of the applicable Embargo Period. For specific information on your depositing rights as an author, as well as any reuse rights, ensure you check the copyright form you signed for the article and also the journal’s author rights policy. For more information please refer to our Author Rights Policy page.

Gold open access articles

Everyone has the right to use original content from articles published under the gold open access model, as set out in the specific Creative Commons licence under which the article was published.  Refer to our licence policy for gold open access articles for more information.

For authors who submitted a copyright form for a subscription article from 26 April 2016, this author rights policy applies to the article.

Please note this applies to all IOP-owned journals and some journals published on behalf of our partners. Please refer to the policy for a full list of journals to which it applies. If the journal you are publishing in is not listed, please refer to the ‘Alternative author rights policies’ below’.

 

As a Named Author of an article published with IOP Publishing, you are granted back certain reuse and depositing rights under the copyright form and Author Rights Policy. The rights you are granted varies, depending on which version of the article you wish to use.

This table is intended as a quick reference guide for our current Author Rights Policy. You must read the full Author Rights Policy, to ensure you are adhering to the full terms and conditions of the policy, before posting online or reusing any content you published with IOP Publishing.

This Author Rights Policy only applies to some of our journals (those listed at the end of the Policy). All other journals published by IOP Publishing have different author rights policies, please check our Author Rights Policy webpage for information (if this doesn’t cover the journal you published your article in, please contact permissions@iop.org).

Author rights Preprint Accepted manuscript Final published version

 

Further info
Posting on personal website

 

Yes – anytime

 

Yes – no embargo No See full conditions in Policy.

 

Posting on employer’s or institution’s website

 

Yes – at anytime

 

 

Yes – 12 month embargo

 

 

No See full conditions in Policy.

 

Posting on non-commercial institutional or subject repository

 

Yes – at anytime

 

 

Yes – 12 month embargo

 

 

No See full conditions in Policy.

 

See exceptions for HEFCE post-2014 REFpolicy requirements in policy

 

Posting on non-commercial Scientific Social Network

 

Yes – at anytime Yes – 12 month embargo No See full conditions in Policy.

 

Posting on commercial Scientific Social Network No (unless endorsed STM voluntary principles for article sharing)

 

 

 

No No See full conditions in Policy.

 

Examples of commercial SSNs are ResearchGate, Mendeley*, Academia.edu

 

*Posting in own private library on Mendeley

 

Yes – no embargo Yes – no embargo No See full conditions in Policy.

 

Posting on arXiv Yes – anytime Yes – 12 month embargo

 

(NB. A few of our journals allow immediate posting)

No See full conditions in Policy (including which journals allow immediate posting).

 

Posting on bioRxiv Yes – anytime

 

Yes – 12 month embargo

 

No See full conditions in Policy.

 

Use all or part of the article without modification in personal compilations of own works (provided not created by third party publisher)

 

Yes Yes No See full conditions in article copyright form.

 

Making copies for teaching purposes

 

Yes Yes Yes See full conditions in article copyright form.

 

Include in a research thesis or dissertation (provided not published commercially)

 

Yes – at anytime Yes Yes See full conditions in article copyright form.

 

Make oral presentation of article & include summary/highlights of it in papers distributed at presentations

 

Yes Yes Yes See full conditions in article copyright form.

 

Include summary/highlights of article in conference proceedings

 

Yes Yes Yes See full conditions in article copyright form.

 

Use original figures allowed under the quota of the STM Permissions Guidelines if publishing an article with another STM signatory publisher

 

Yes – three figures only may be used Yes – three figures only may be used Yes – three figures only may be used See full conditions in article copyright form & in STM Permissions Guidelines section.
Use original text allowed under the quota of the STM Permissions Guidelines if publishing an article with another STM signatory publisher

 

 

Yes – short text extracts

 

(single text extracts of less than 400 words may be used (with a maximum of 800 words from a journal issue))

 

Yes – short text extracts

 

(single text extracts of less than 400 words may be used (with a maximum of 800 words from a journal issue))

 

Yes – short text extracts

 

(single text extracts of less than 400 words may be used (with a maximum of 800 words from a journal issue))

 

See full conditions in article copyright form & in STM Permissions Guidelines section

Certain uses of your preprint prior to submission to IOP or acceptance by IOP are permitted. Please refer to our preprint pre-publication policy.  This applies to all articles to be published by IOP, whether on a subscription or on a gold open access basis.

All other uses of your preprint and posting of your preprint to any site(s) not covered in the preprint pre-publication policy is considered pre-publication, and in such circumstances an article will not be considered for publication in one of our journals.

You may post the Author’s Original/Preprint online to certain non-commercial sites and repositories in accordance with the Preprint pre-publication policy.

You may post the Author’s Original/Preprint to a repository or scientific social network or any other website at any time after the article has been accepted.

Once the article has been accepted, you are free to post the Accepted Manuscript of a gold open access article to arXiv.org or another repository. After publication, you should add citation information and a link, via DOI, to the Version of Record, along with the following wording: ‘This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article published in [insert name of journal]. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. This article is published under a CC BY licence. The Version of Record is available online at [insert DOI]‘.

The Accepted Manuscripts and Final Published Versions of articles published under the gold open access model by IOP currently are, unless stated otherwise, published under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY). Please check the first page of the article itself to clarify under which licence it was published. For articles published under a CC BY licence, authors—in common with all third parties—may deal with the gold open access article in any way you wish (such as posting it to your institutional repository, another repository or website, or sharing it with others), so long as you include attribution to the authors, the journal citation and notice of the CC BY licence. For full licence terms and attribution requirements, please refer to the CC BY licence on the Creative Commons website.

The Accepted Manuscripts and Final Published Versions of articles published under the gold open access model by IOP prior to 2013 are, unless stated otherwise, published under a CC BY-NC-SA licence. Please check the first page of the article itself to clarify under which licence it was published. For articles published under a CC BY-NC-SA licence, you—in common with all third parties—may reuse the article for non-commercial purposes only and may post the article to non-commercial repositories and non-commercial websites so long as you include attribution to the authors and the journal citation, indicate if changes were made and distribute the article under the same CC BY-NC-SA licence. For full licence terms and attribution requirements, please refer to the CC BY-NC-SA licence on the Creative Commons website.

Please refer to our Author Rights Policy page.  If this does not answer the author rights query you have, please contact permissions@iop.org.

Subscription articles

IOP grants back certain rights to authors to make limited use of an article published under the subscription model. Authors have varying depositing rights for the Author’s Original/Preprint as set out expressly in the preprint pre-publication policy, copyright form you signed and also the author rights policy which applies to the particular journal in which the article was published. Authors also have varying depositing rights for the Accepted Manuscript in non-commercial repositories and non-commercial scientific social networks. The rights you have as an author are those rights set out expressly in the copyright form you signed and also the author rights policy which applies to the particular journal in which the article was published. Some of these rights only apply after the end of the applicable Embargo Period. For specific information on your depositing rights as an author, as well as any reuse rights, ensure you check the copyright form you signed for the article and also the journal’s author rights policy. For more information please refer to our Author Rights Policy page.

Gold open access articles

Everyone has the right to use original content from articles published under the gold open access model, as set out in the specific Creative Commons licence under which the article was published.  Refer to our licence policy for gold open access articles for more information.