Last Updated October 27, 2017

Licence policy for articles published on a gold open access basis

The table below sets out a very basic overview of the type of use each licence allows (the full licence terms should be checked prior to use and fully adhered to):

Licence type Allows commercial reuse? Allows non-commercial reuse?

 

CC BY Yes Yes

 

CC BY-NC-SA No Yes

 

 

 

Please refer to our Permissions section for information on how to request permission from IOP.

CC BY licence (current)

Articles published by IOP Publishing (IOP) under the gold open access model are currently published under a CC BY licence. This grants everyone (both authors of the article and anyone else) the rights to use original content from the article (for both commercial and non-commercial purposes) and to deposit the article after publication, provided the CC BY licence terms are fully adhered to.

The CC BY licence allows you to:

1

Copy, distribute and transmit the Final Published Version of the article

2

Post the Final Published Version of the article in a repository at any time after publication by IOP

3

Make and distribute adaptations of the article

4

Reuse original figures/text from the article for any purpose (including commercial)

on the condition that (see licence for full terms):

1

Attribution to the author(s), the title of the work, journal citation and DOI is maintained

2

A link to the licence is provided

3

You indicate if any changes were made.

Please note that you must still obtain express permission from the copyright owner to reuse any third party content contained within the article (as content which is not original to the article will not be covered by the CC BY licence).

CC BY-NC-SA licence (prior to 2013)

Articles published under the gold open access model that were submitted to IOP journals prior to November 2012 were published under a CC BY-NC-SA licence (you should check the licence of articles published around this time on the article itself prior to use, as licences may vary around this time). This licence only allows reuse for non-commercial purposes.

The CC BY-NC-SA licence allows you to:

1

Copy, distribute and transmit the Final Published Version of the article for non-commercial purposes

2

Post the Final Published Version of the article in a non-commercial repository at any time after publication by IOP (see our Author Rights Policy for information on commercial repositories) provided it is posted under the CC BY-NC-SA licence

3

Make and distribute adaptations of articles for non-commercial purposes

4

Reuse original figures/text from the article for non-commercial purposes

on the condition that (see licence for full terms):

1

Attribution to the author(s), the title of the work, journal citation and DOI is maintained

2

A link to the licence is provided

3

You indicate if any changes were made

4

Any adaptation of the article is distributed under the same or a similar licence

5

The content is only used for non-commercial purposes (note that publishing a research article or a figure in another journal is deemed to be commercial use).

If you wish to use the content licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA licence for commercial purposes then you must obtain the express permission of the copyright owner.

Please note that you must still obtain express permission from the relevant copyright owner to reuse any third party content contained within the article (as content which is not original to the article will not be covered by the CC BY-NC-SA licence).