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IOP Publishing

Green open access summary

This is a short summary of the green open access policy of IOP Publishing.

Green circle
Preprint: archiving allowed
Green circle
Postprint: archiving allowed
Red circle
Published version: archiving forbidden


  • Pre-print on author's personal website, non-commercial subject repository, institutional repository, scientific social network, arXiv, bioRxiv or non-commercial website
  • Pre-print can not be updated after submission
  • Post-print on author's personal website immediately
  • Post-print on institutional website, institutional repository, subject-based repository, PubMed Central, non-commercial scientific social network or third party eprint servers after 12 months embargo
  • Post-print on arxiv or Bioarxiv after
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Published source must be acknowledged with citation
  • Must link to publisher version with DOI
  • Set statements to accompany different versions (see policy)
  • Post-print is not permitted on commercial scientific social networks e.g. ResearchGate, Mendely and
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
  • Articles can not be deposited under an open access license or creative commons license
  • Publisher last contacted on 17/02/2014
  • Publisher last reviewed on 16/01/2019
  • Authors may make a closed deposit of post-print on a non-commercial repository within three months of date of acceptance.

Policy details

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