Author rights policy

Named Authors of articles published by IOP Publishing (IOP) are granted back certain reuse & depositing rights under the copyright form and applicable author rights policy. 

This page is intended as a jumping off point to the different author rights policies that apply to the journals published by IOP. Also included in this page is a link to the IOP preprint policy, which applies to all articles under consideration or published by IOP. 

Author rights policy (subscription articles)

Our author rights policy (subscription articles) applies to authors who have submitted a copyright form for a subscription article on or after 26 April 2016.

This policy 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 see alternative and previous author rights policies below.

Open access rights and licence information

Articles published under the gold open access model are currently published under a CC BY licence. For further information, please refer to our page regarding open access rights and licence information.

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Preprint policy

IOP supports the posting of preprints of articles. Please refer to our preprint policy. The policy applies to all articles submitted to or published by IOP, whether on a subscription or on a gold open access basis.

Alternative and previous author rights policies

For journals not listed in the Author rights policy (subscription articles), please see our alternative author rights policy page.

For authors who submitted a copyright form for a subscription article prior to 26 April 2016, please refer to our previous author rights policy page.

Copyright information

For information regarding copyright, please refer to our copyright page.

Contact details

For all author rights queries, please contact

We aim to provide an initial response to queries within two working days.

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