Copyright is one of a group of intellectual property rights (or laws) that are intended to protect the interests of authors, or copyright owners. Copyright Click to Continue
Protect the work from copyright infringement Provide a central location for requests to reuse the work Maintain an archival copy of the work for future reference In return for an author’s copyright transfer, IEEE will: CopyrightTransfer
In addition to the benefits of copyright protection, IEEE authors and their employers retain many important rights to their work. One of the more important rights is the freedom for authors to archive and share their own work. This practice is called Copyright Transfer Click to Continue Self-Archiving
Click to Continue Self-archiving is a term used to describe authors posting their articles on their personal web sites and/or on their employers’ web sites. Self-archiving may be done in a number of different ways.
IEEE authors are free to post their pre- print and post-print IEEE-copyrighted work on their own web page. Click to Continue Authors can also post their IEEE copyrighted work on their employer’s web page or institutional repository. Self-Archiving
Click to Continue IEEE authors whose work has been funded by an NIH grant are encouraged by IEEE to post their papers on PubMed Central (PMC). IEEE will supply authors with the final versions of their papers, which authors may then submit directly to PMC. Self-Archiving
Click to Continue This author-friendly self-archiving policy has earned IEEE a positive “green” publisher ranking from SHERPA/RoMEO, a site that monitors publishers’ author-archiving policies. SHERPA/RoMEO Self-Archiving “green”
IEEE copyright policy addresses these concerns by extending other important retained rights to authors. Click to Continue While self-archiving is an important retained right for many authors, there may be other concerns that authors have about reusing their published work.
Other Retained Rights Click to Continue Authors are free to reproduce their work for their own use, or for their companies’ use. This includes reusing extracts from the work, or creating derivative works. Authors also retain rights to any processes, procedures, or articles of manufacture that are described in their works.
Other Retained Rights These rights include: Click to Continue A list of authors’ retained rights can be found on the IEEE Copyright Form.
Consistent with this commitment, IEEE liberally grants to its authors the right to post their own content for free public access on the author's own web site or their employer's institutional repository. Scholarly Publishing emphasize IEEE’s commitment to provide the world with convenient, timely, and affordable access to scholarly and professional publications and to wide dissemination of research results. http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/rights/PublishingPrinciples.html Click to Continue Read more about IEEE’s Principles of Scholarly Publishing at IEEE’s Principles of Scholarly Publishing
Scholarly PublishingAdditional Information Web sites with additional information about authors’ rights. SHERPA (Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access) provides information about publisher copyright and author archiving policies. http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/index.html Click to Continue http://www.authorsguild.orghttp://www.authorsguild.org/ The Author’s Guild is an organization that promotes effective copyright, fair contracts, and free expression for published writers.
The IEEE IPR Office staff is available to answer any questions you may have about your rights as an IEEE author, or how you may reuse your IEEE copyrighted work: IEEE IPR Office www.ieee.org/copyrights 732-562-3966 firstname.lastname@example.org Click to Continue Additional Information
For other tutorials on IPR-related topics, such as: Trademarks Patents Plagiarism Copyright please visit the IEEE IPR Office web site at http://www.ieee.org/copyrights/tutorials The IPR Tutorial Series Click to Continue