The IEEE Publication Services & Products Board on 7 December 2012 revised its Operations Manual Section 8.1.9 on Electronic Information Dissemination (known familiarly as "author posting policy").
PSPB accepted the recommendations of an ad hoc committee, which reviewed the policy adopted in November 2010. The highlights of the revision are as follows:
The method of distributing accepted versions of articles for author posting is the Author Gateway, now used by all journals produced by IEEE Publishing Operations. (Some journals use services from external vendors, and these journals will be encouraged to adopt similar services for the convenience of authors.) The Author Gateway will be enhanced in 2013 so that authors' versions will include a live link to articles in IEEE Xplore.