Reusing IOP Published Content

In order to reuse content published by IOP or its partners, you will need to request express permission. The way you will need to obtain this permission depends on what material you wish to reuse, and how you wish to reuse it

When permission is not needed:

There are a few instances you don’t need permission to reuse IOP published content:

  • If the new work in which you are reusing the content is also being published by IOP or one of its partners. IOP already has the permission to use this content, so you do not need to request it again
  • If the content was published on an open-access basis that allows the type of reuse you need. For details of open access licences, please see Creative Commons Licences.
  • If you are the original author of the content you wish to reuse, and your reuse falls within the allowances of our Author Rights policy

Reusing content from IOP- or ECS- owned Journals:

To reuse content from any journal owned by IOP or ECS, we have partnered with the Copyright Clearance Centre (CCC) to use their Republication Service. You can find further details on how to use this service here: CCC Republication Service

This applies to any journals listed under IOP Publishing or The Electrochemical Society in the Publishing partners tab

Reusing content from an IOP partner we handle permissions for:

To reuse content from any of the journals listed below, you should email us at permissions@ioppublishing.org. Please include in your email the details of the specific content you wish to reuse, and the title and publisher of your new work (where applicable).

  • Applied Physics Express
  • European Journal of Physics
  • Fluid Dynamics Research
  • Functional Composites and Structures
  • International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing
  • Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • Journal of Instrumentation
  • Journal of Radiological Protection
  • Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
  • Laser Physics
  • Laser Physics Letters
  • Metrologia
  • New Journal of Physics
  • Nonlinearity
  • Physica Scripta
  • Physics in Medicine and Biology
  • Physiological Measurement
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • Research Notes of the AAS
  • The Astronomical Journal
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
  • The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
  • The Planetary Science Journal

Reusing content from an IOP partner we don’t handle permissions for:

To reuse content from any of the journals listed below, you should contact the relevant Partner directly at the address given in the list below. Please include in your email the details of the specific content you wish to reuse, and the title and publisher of your new work (where applicable).

Reusing content from an archived IOP title:

Some of our archived titles are journals which have ceased publication, where others may have been sold or may have moved with a partner to another publisher. If you wish to reuse content from an archived title please email your request to permissions@ioppublishing.org where our Rights and Permissions team will be able to provide you with more specific information on how you may request permission.

Frequently Asked Questions:

If you have any queries about reusing IOP content, please see our FAQ or contact us directly at permissions@ioppublishing.org