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Read below for specific information related to the IEEE copyright form and process.
With the establishment of the eCF as an effective tool within Manuscript Central and Conference Express, we have reached a point in the ongoing deployment of the tool where offering the eCF to all IEEE volunteers is now practical. We invite all interested volunteers not currently using the eCF to go to the registration web page to begin the process of setting up your site so that you, too, may be able to take advantage of this important tool.
Please use this official form when submitting a manuscript to IEEE:
IEEE policy requires that prior to publication all authors or their employers must transfer to the IEEE in writing any copyright they hold for their individual papers. Transferring copyright is a necessary requirement for publication, except for material in the public domain or which is reprinted with permission from a previously published, copyrighted publication.
Upon transferring copyright to IEEE, authors and/or their companies have the right to post their IEEE-copyrighted material on their own servers without permission, provided that the server displays a prominent notice alerting readers to their obligations with respect to copyrighted material and that the posted work includes an IEEE copyright notice.
Authors are particularly encouraged to note the "Author Responsibilities" section of the IEEE Copyright Form, in which portions of IEEE PSPB Operations Manual, section 8.1.1.B (concerning statements in work published by IEEE are the expression of the authors) appear.