Last Updated November 20, 2018

Author rights policies

Our Preprint pre-publication policy, applies to all articles to be published/published by IOP Publishing (IOP), whether on a subscription or a gold open access basis.

The below author rights policies apply to articles published on a subscription basis by IOP Publishing (IOP).

Use this quick check table to see which Author Rights Policy is applicable to which journal.

Please refer to this table as a quick check guide for where & when you may post your article. The rights you are granted varies, depending on which version of the article you wish to use.

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’.

 

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.

Please note this applied 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 applied. If the journal you are publishing in is not listed, please refer to the ‘Alternative author rights policies’ below.’

 

American Astronomical Society (AAS) journals

For the author rights policy applying to articles published in the following AAS journals, please see the following copyright and permissions pages:
The Astronomical JournalThe Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Letters and The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series.

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP) journal

For the author rights policy applying to articles published in PASP, please see the PASP author rights page.

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) journals

For the author rights policy applying to articles published in the following SISSA journals, please refer to the copyright form of the article: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Journal of Instrumentation and Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment.

Nuclear Fusion

For the author rights policy applying to articles published in Nuclear Fusion, please refer to the Copyright Form of the article.

Other partner journals

If the journal you are publishing in is not listed in either the ‘Current author rights policy’ or the ‘Alternative author rights policies’, please contact the relevant partner: Partner owned journals: titles for which IOP does not handle permissions requests

Any questions should be addressed to permissions@iop.org.

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