IEEE is committed to working with institutions and funders to provide sustainable open access publishing opportunities to authors that allow for a wider dissemination of knowledge and enables authors to maximize exposure of their research. IEEE works with funders to enable authors to comply with open access policies when publishing in IEEE journals.
We comply fully with the open access requirements of the funders listed below.
Where required by their funder, authors may retain the right to distribute their accepted manuscript (AM) via an institutional and/or subject repository (e.g., Europe PubMed Central) under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, to be made available no later than the time of final publication.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- See the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation open access policy page for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- IEEE enables authors to process OA invoices through CCC RLSC for eligible articles funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Read the full details of the IEEE open access agreement for Austrian authors here: open.ieee.org/partners/austrian-science-fund/
- See the NIH Public Access Policy here: https://publicaccess.nih.gov/policy.htm
- IEEE’s position on NIH policy can be viewed here: https://www.ieee.org/publications/rights/ieee-position-on-nih-policy.html
- See the NIHR Open Access Policy here: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/documents/nihr-open-access-policy/28999
As required by UKRI, authors may retain the right to distribute their accepted manuscript (AM) via an institutional and/or subject repository (e.g., Europe PubMed Central) under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, to be made available no later than the date of first online publication.
By following either of the UKRI Policy’s Route 1 or Route 2 options listed below, authors funded by UKRI will be fully compliant while continuing to publish in the IEEE publication of their choice:
Route 1 Option: Publishing via a Gold Open Access journal
Many researchers in the UK who publish in IEEE journals are already able to publish open access under an Open Access agreement between their institution and IEEE. UKRI-funded authors can comply with UKRI’s Open Access policy by publishing gold open access in any of IEEE’s fully open access journals and the final published journal article will be made immediately available to post in their institution’s repository under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. Authors can review a list of institutional agreements posted at open.ieee.org or can check with their institution’s library to see if the article processing charges (APCs) required to publish Open Access will be covered by their institution’s particular agreement with IEEE.
Route 2 Option: Publishing via a subscription-based journal or conference
UKRI-funded authors can self-archive their accepted manuscripts that were submitted to any of the subscription-based IEEE journals, magazines, or conference proceedings, in compliance with the UKRI open access policy via Route 2. Under this option:
- Authors may deposit the Accepted Manuscript (AM) in an institutional or subject repository at the time of final publication
- No delay or ‘embargo period’ is required prior to posting to the repository
- The deposited version will have a CC BY license provided to the author by IEEE as long as the funder is properly identified
To make the CC BY license available as quickly as possible under the Route 2 option, IEEE has implemented a manual fulfillment process for researchers with UKRI funding or from funders with similar mandates. To begin the process, authors who need a CC BY license for an accepted manuscript should send a request to IEEE’s Intellectual Property Rights group at email@example.com as soon as they submit their article. To further meet the Route 2 requirements and ensure compliance, the submissions should include the following text in the funding acknowledgement section of the manuscript and any cover note accompanying the submission:
“For the purpose of open access, the author(s) has applied a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to any Accepted Manuscript version arising.”
- Read about the IEEE paths to compliance for UKRI authors here: open.ieee.org/ieee-compliance-with-ukri/
- For additional UKRI open access policy compliance details visit open.ieee.org/partners/ukri/
- Learn more about Wellcome Trust’s open access policy and view information for authors here: https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/guidance/open-access-guidance/open-access-policy