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Copyright Resources for Scientists

Refer to the publishers' web sites linked below for complete policy and details.

ACM - Association for Computing Machinery
Authors have the right to post author-prepared versions of the work covered by ACM copyright in a personal collection on their own Home Page and on a publicly accessible server of their employer. Such posting is limited to noncommercial access and personal use by others, and must include this notice both embedded within the full text file and in the accompanying citation display as well: © ACM, YYYY. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in PUBLICATION, {VOL#, ISS#, (DATE)} http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/nnnnnn.nnnnnn (Details)

ACS- American Chemical Society
Forms and Instructions for the ACS Journal Publishing Agreement, Permissions/RightsLink, and General Copyright Information can be found on the ACM Copyright & Permissions page.

AGU - American Geophysical Union
Authors may post their unformatted papers or their abstracts to their own Web sites or their departmental Web sites according to the guidelines (see also for public domain articles)

AIP - American Institute of Phyiscs
Grants the author(s) of papers submitted to or published in one of the AIP journals or AIP Conference Proceedings the right to post and update the article on the Internet with the following guidelines

AMS - American Meteorological Society
Permission is explicitly provided to the authors to post their articles on their own personal home page. The policies do not allow a copy of an AMS copyrighted article to be placed on a server in any other way, so articles cannot be posted as part of a collection on a so-called "e-print" server. Details

APS - American Physical Society
The author or the author's employer can use all or part of the APS published article, including the APS-prepared version (e.g., the PDF from the online journal) without revision or modification, on the author's or employer's website as long as a fee is not charged. In all cases, the appropriate bibliographic citation and notice of the APS copyright must be included.

You can post your version of your article on your personal web page or the web site of your institution, provided that you include a link to the journal's home page or the article's DOI and include a complete citation for the article...Our policy however is that the final published version of the article as it appears in the journal will continue to be available only on an Elsevier site (Details)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
You have right to post a PDF of your article on your web site or that of your employer's institution (provided that the institution is nonprofit).
If any of the coauthors are not U.S. government employees,* then the corresponding author must sign the copyright assignment form on behalf of all authors as the work is not entirely within the public domain in the United States and has copyright protection in the United States as well as outside the United States

Springer When publishing your research traditionally in a subscription-based journal certain rights remain with you the author of the article. Your rights are determined in Springer’s self-archiving policy.

Taylor & Francis
Author has the right to post your revised text version of the 'postprint' of the article (i.e., the article in the form accepted for publication in a Taylor & Francis journal following the process of peer review), after an embargo period commencing 12 months (STM) or 18 months (SSH) after first publication (either in print or online), as an electronic file on an author's own website for personal or professional use, or on an author's internal university, college, or corporate network or intranet, or within an Institutional or Subject Repository, but not for commercial sale or for any systematic external distribution by a third party (for example a listserv or database connected to a public access server) subject to the following acknowledgement: 'This is an electronic version of an article published in [include the complete citation information for the final version of the article as published in the print edition of the journal]. [JOURNAL TITLE] is available online at informaworldTM with the open URL of your article. For the avoidance of doubt, 'your version' is the author version and not the publisher-created PDF, HTML or XML version posted as the definitive, final version of scientific record.


Wiley journal authors can use their article in a number of ways, including in publications of their own work and course packs in their institution. Author re-use rights vary between journals. Please refer to the copyright form you have signed or are required to sign to review the applicable re-use rights. For more information, please visit the Wiley Licensing and Copyright FAQS.

Last Checked: March 2022.