Open access (OA) in IEEE publications marks a significant step outside of IEEE's traditional publication model. For many years, IEEE required authors to transfer their copyright to IEEE at manuscript submission, thereby giving IEEE the ability to:
However, for many authors, their institutions and funding agencies today want to make their research results more readily available to all readers.
In recognizing these interests, IEEE is committed to helping authors gain the broadest exposure for their research by offering the following three options for OA publishing:
All three options are designed to meet the varying needs of authors throughout their careers.