Open access policies and mandates

Many institutions and research funders now have open access policies and/or mandates (for lists of policies and mandates see, for example, ROARMAP and SHERPA Juliet. IOP aims to ensure that researchers can always comply with those policies and mandates.

Mandates vary between those that require immediate open access (gold, platinum or hybrid open access) under a CC BY licence and those that only require versions of the author’s accepted manuscript to be made freely available via self-archiving in a repository after some embargo period (sometimes referred to as ‘green open access’). For more information about how to self-archive your manuscript, please visit our author rights page.

In some cases, IOP will automatically deposit your manuscript in the appropriate repository based on the funder information supplied on submission.

If you are in receipt of a grant from, or in the employ of, a US federally funded organization such as the Department of Energy, please ensure you are familiar with the requirements of your specific funder/employer regarding public access to published research. For more information, see our guide to US public access.