Guidelines and policies on all aspects of IEEE intellectual property rights for authors, readers, researchers, and volunteers.
Following the IEEE Board of Directors decision in November 2012, the Publication Services and Products Board has approved a policy requiring all manuscripts to be submitted to plagiarism detection software. The goal of the policy is to bolster the quality of IEEE Xplore content by identifying papers with potentially plagiarized material before they are posted.
The IEEE Publication Services & Products Board has approved revisions to IEEE's author posting policy (Section 8.1.9 of the PSPB Operations Manual). The revised policy reaffirms the principle that authors are free to post the accepted version of their articles on their personal Web sites or those of their employers. (Authors of IEEE open access articles may freely post the final version of their papers.) The policy provides that IEEE will make available to each author a pre-print version of that person's article that includes the Digital Object Identifier, IEEE's copyright notice, and a notice showing the article has been accepted for publication. The policy also states that authors are allowed to post versions of their articles on approved third-party servers that are operated by not-for-profit organizations.
Links to the revised IEEE Copyright Form, a helpful FAQ on authors posting their accepted papers, and the full text from Section 8.1.9 of the PSPB Operations Manual can be found below:
The introduction of open access IEEE publications marks a significant step outside of IEEE's traditional publication model. With the new open access publication model comes a new IEEE Open Access Copyright Form.
IEEE has partnered with the Copyright Clearance Center to provide a Web-based permission service using RightsLink®. This service offers users the opportunity to obtain permission to reuse IEEE Journal, Conference and Standards copyrighted materials quickly, easily, and legally.
To use RightsLink, locate the content you wish to reuse in IEEE Xplore®. Then click the "request permission" link found on the abstract page or the Table of Contents page associated with that content.
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