Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


This version dated January 2016.

Please note that the information on this page is intended to give a general overview. There may be exceptions to the answers for journals published on behalf of partner organizations. In addition, there may be variations due to specific publishing requirements for the research community represented by the journal. If in doubt, please check the journal homepages or contact permissions@iop.org.

FAQs webpage contents

The following areas are covered on this page. Please click to go to the relevant section below to see all the FAQs.

 

COPYRIGHT

For information on copyright, please refer to our main Copyright page. Some journals also have their own copyright page containing useful information, which can be found from the copyright link in the journal links on the right of the journal homepage or from links on the main Copyright page.

 

GOLD OPEN ACCESS

 

USE OF THIRD PARTY CONTENT IN IOP JOURNALS

Use of figures 

Use of text 

 

RE-USE OF IOP CONTENT

Content Published under the Subscription Model


Content Published under the Gold Open Access Model

 

COMPLETING IOP PUBLISHING'S ASSIGNMENT OF COPYRIGHT AND PUBLICATION AGREEMENT ("COPYRIGHT FORM")

 

AUTHOR RIGHTS

For most journals, see our Author Rights page and refer to the FAQs below on depositing rights in repositories and on websites.

For Author Rights for the AAS journals, see the pages below or contact permissions@iop.org:

For Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, see the PASP Author Rights page.

 

ARTICLE VERSIONS

The following defines the different versions of an article as adopted by IOP Publishing:
Author’s Original: the author's original version of the article before peer review or editing (this is also known as a 'Preprint').
Accepted Manuscript: the author's original version of the article including any changes made following the peer review process but excluding any editing, typesetting or other changes made by IOP Publishing and/or its licensors.
Final Published Version: the version of the article published by IOP Publishing in the relevant journal.
Version of Record: the final definitive, authorised version of the article, including editing, typesetting, any post-publication corrections or enhancements and any other changes made by IOP Publishing and/or its licensors.

 

DEPOSIT ON REPOSITORIES – SUBSCRIPTION ARTICLES

IOP Publishing, like other publishers, grants authors varying depositing rights for the Author's Original and Accepted Manuscript of their articles published under the subscription model. Some of these rights only apply after the end of the applicable Embargo Period (as defined below).

Embargo Period: A period of 12 months (save where stated to the contrary) from the date of first online publication of the Final Published Version of an article.

Creative Commons, or any other form of gold open access licence, may not be attached to articles published under the subscription model. For example, authors may not post the Accepted Manuscript in repositories which make the article gold open access under the terms of the repository.

The below queries and answers relate only to articles published under the subscription model, i.e those which are not published under the gold open access model. See section further below for gold open access rights.

Final Published Version and the Version of Record – Subscription Articles

Authors cannot make the Final Published Version or Version of Record of an article publicly available, or deposit it anywhere else or share it with anyone who is not a subscriber to the particular journal, except as set out in the signed copyright form. This includes authors not being permitted to deposit the Final Published Version or Version of Record of an article on their institutional repository, or on any other repository or scientific social network.

Third parties/subscribers cannot make the Final Published Version or Version of Record of a subscription article publicly available, or deposit it anywhere, or share it with anyone who is not a subscriber to the particular journal.

The Final Published Version and the Version of Record of articles published under the subscription model must only appear on IOP Publishing’s website, IOPscience, or with the express permission of IOP Publishing. IOP Publishing reserves the right to issue take down notices on anyone who posts the Final Published Version or Version of Record of a subscription article to another website, a repository or a scientific social network, without the prior written permission of IOP Publishing.

Author’s Original and the Accepted Manuscript – Subscription Articles

Authors are granted certain rights to deposit the Author’s Original and Accepted Manuscript of subscription articles elsewhere. Please see below for more information.  

Before acceptance

After acceptance or publication

 

DEPOSIT ON WEBSITES – SUBSCRIPTION ARTICLES

IOP Publishing, like many other publishers, grants authors varying depositing rights for the Author's Original and Accepted Manuscript of an article. Some of these rights only apply after the end of the Embargo Period.

The below queries and answers relate only to articles published under the subscription model, i.e those which are not published under the gold open access model. See section further below for gold open access rights.

Final Published Version and Version of Record – Subscription Articles

Authors cannot make the Final Published Version or Version of Record publicly available, deposit it anywhere else or share it with anyone who is not a subscriber to the particular journal, except as set out in the signed Copyright Form for the article. This includes authors not being permitted to deposit the Final Published Version or Version of Record of an article on their Personal Websites or any other websites.

Third parties/subscribers also cannot make the Final Published Version or Version of Record publicly available, or deposit it anywhere or share it with anyone, who is not a subscriber to the particular journal.

The Final Published Version and the Version of Record of articles published under the subscription model must only appear on IOP Publishing’s website, IOPscience. IOP Publishing reserves the right to issue take down notices on anyone who posts the Final Published Version or Version of Record of a subscription article to another website, a repository or a scientific social network without the prior written permission of IOP Publishing.

Author's Original and Accepted Manuscript – Subscription Articles

Authors are granted certain rights to deposit the Author’s Original and the Accepted Manuscript of subscription articles elsewhere. Please see below for more information.

 

ADDITIONAL AUTHOR RIGHTS AFTER PUBLICATION – SUBSCRIPTION ARTICLES

Final Published Version and Version of Record – Subscription Articles

Authors are generally granted back certain rights to make limited use of the Final Published Version of an article published under the subscription model, as expressly set out in the copyright form. For further information, please see the copyright form for the article and the questions and answers below.

 

ADDITIONAL AUTHOR RIGHTS AFTER PUBLICATION – VIDEO ABSTRACTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL/DATA

 

DEPOSIT ON REPOSITORIES – GOLD OPEN ACCESS

Author's Original

Accepted Manuscript and Final Published Version

 

DEPOSIT ON WEBSITES – GOLD OPEN ACCESS

Accepted Manuscript and Final Published Version

 

LINKING VIA DOI

 

FURTHER INFORMATION AND OTHER QUERIES

If you are interested in learning more, you may find our Introduction to copyright and licensing useful.

If you have a query which has not been answered in these FAQs please email copyright@iop.org or permissions@iop.org.



 
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