Can I submit an article that has been posted as a Preprint?

IOP journals will consider articles which have already been:

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Posted as a Preprint on the following sites, provided that (i) you did not and do not transfer (assign) ownership of its copyright, (ii) you did not and do not grant an exclusive licence to it, and (iii) it is not made available under any open access or Creative Commons Licence:

  • arXiv/bioRxiv;
  • other non-commercial subject-based preprint servers or repositories;
  • Scientific Social Networks that have endorsed the STM voluntary principles for article sharing;
  • your Personal Website and/or;
  • your company/institutional repository

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Included in a thesis or dissertation, provided (i) it has not been and will not be published commercially, (ii) you did not and do not transfer (assign) ownership of its copyright, (iii) you did not and do not grant an exclusive licence to it, and (iv) it is not made available under any open access or Creative Commons Licence.

Posting of the Preprint on any other site(s) (e.g. on ResearchGate), or any other use of the Preprint, is considered pre-publication and in such circumstances an article will not be considered for publication in one of our journals.