IEEE policy allows third-party servers to host IEEE copyrighted content

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).

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Application to host IEEE copyrighted content on third-party servers

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

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.

List of approved third-party web servers

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  • (Cornell University Library)