Quick check guide for our current author rights policy

As a Named Author of an article published with IOP Publishing, you are granted back certain reuse & depositing rights under the copyright form and Author Rights Policy.

This table is intended as a quick reference guide for our current Author Rights policy. You must read the full Author Rights Policy, to ensure you are adhering to the full terms and conditions of the policy, before posting online or reusing any content you published with IOP Publishing.

This Author Rights Policy only applies to some of our journals (those listed at the end of the Policy).

All other journals published by IOP Publishing have different author rights policies, please check our Author Rights Policy webpage for information. If this doesn’t cover the journal you published your article in, please see this page which sets out our partners who have different policies which they handle themselves.

As an author, which version of my article may I post and when? See quick check guide below.

Author Rights Preprint Accepted Manuscript Final Published Version

 

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Posting on Personal Website

 

Yes – anytime

 

Yes – no embargo No See full conditions in Policy.

 

Posting on employer’s or institution’s website

 

Yes – at anytime

 

 

Yes – 12 month embargo

 

 

No See full conditions in Policy.

 

Posting on non-commercial institutional or subject repository

 

Yes – at anytime

 

 

Yes – 12 month embargo

 

 

No See full conditions in Policy.

 

See exceptions for HEFCE post-2014 REFpolicy requirements in policy

 

Posting on non-commercial Scientific Social Network

 

Yes – at anytime Yes – 12 month embargo No See full conditions in Policy.

 

Posting on commercial Scientific Social Network No (unless endorsed STM voluntary principles for article sharing)

 

 

 

No No See full conditions in Policy.

 

Examples of commercial SSNs are ResearchGate, Mendeley*, Academia.edu

 

*Posting in own private library on Mendeley

 

Yes – no embargo Yes – no embargo No See full conditions in Policy.

 

Posting on arXiv Yes – anytime Yes – 12 month embargo

 

(NB. a few of our journals allow immediate posting)

No See full conditions in Policy (including which journals allow immediate posting).

 

Posting on bioRxiv Yes – anytime

 

Yes – 12 month embargo

 

No See full conditions in Policy.

 

Use all or part of the article without modification in personal compilations of own works (provided not created by third party publisher)

 

Yes Yes No See full conditions in article copyright form.

 

Making copies for teaching purposes

 

Yes Yes Yes See full conditions in article copyright form.

 

Include in a research thesis or dissertation (provided not published commercially)

 

Yes – at anytime Yes Yes See full conditions in article copyright form.

 

Make oral presentation of article & include summary/highlights of it in papers distributed at presentations

 

Yes Yes Yes See full conditions in article copyright form.

 

Include summary/highlights of article in conference proceedings

 

Yes Yes Yes See full conditions in article copyright form.

 

Use original figures allowed under the quota of the STM Permissions Guidelines if publishing an article with another STM signatory publisher

 

Yes – 3 figures only may be used Yes – 3 figures only may be used Yes – 3 figures only may be used See full conditions in article copyright form & in STM Permissions Guidelines section.
Use original text allowed under the quota of the STM Permissions Guidelines if publishing an article with another STM signatory publisher

 

 

Yes – short text extracts

 

(single text extracts of less than 400 words may be used (with a maximum of 800 words from a journal issue))

 

Yes – short text extracts

 

(single text extracts of less than 400 words may be used (with a maximum of 800 words from a journal issue))

 

Yes – short text extracts

 

(single text extracts of less than 400 words may be used (with a maximum of 800 words from a journal issue))

 

See full conditions in article copyright form & in STM Permissions Guidelines section

This page last updated June 2018.