This page provides important information for authors, editors, and publication volunteers who are interested in posting IEEE papers on third-party servers. Policy related to third-party hosting of IEEE content can be found in Section 8.1.9.G of the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual (1.3 MB).
While third parties may not post IEEE-copyrighted material without first obtaining the necessary permission from the IEEE Intellectual Property Rights Office or other authorized IEEE representatives, IEEE does in fact permit posting on certain approved third-party servers, assuming all necessary requirements have been observed and met. For example, the posting of the accepted versions of articles that typically apply to individual IEEE authors shall also be applied to third-party hosting. Also, the following copyright notice must be displayed on the first page of the paper:
"© 20xx IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works."
Once the paper has been published, the copyright notice must include a full citation to the original IEEE publication, including a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
Authors/readers who would like to recommend a third-party server for IEEE Publication Services and Products Board's (PSPB) consideration should fill out the following web form. IEEE will contact the server representative with information on how to submit an application.
Server representatives who would like to submit their nomination directly may fill out an Application to Host IEEE Copyrighted Content on Third-Party Servers (PDF, 42 KB). The completed application form should be sent in an email attachment to the IEEE IPR Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be reviewed by the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board. Server representatives will be notified if the application is approved. All decisions made by the PSPB are considered final.