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IEEE Intellectual Property Rights

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  • Mandatory plagiarism detection policy approved
  • Author posting policy
  • IEEE Open Access Copyright Form
  • Copyright information
  • Plagiarism guidelines
  • Multiple submission and prior publication guidelines
  • Request permission to reuse copyrighted material
  • Trademark policies
  • IEEE Master Brand/logo information

Guidelines and policies on all aspects of IEEE intellectual property rights for authors, readers, researchers, and volunteers.


Mandatory plagiarism detection policy approved

Following the IEEE Board of Directors decision in November 2012, the Publication Services and Products Board has approved a policy requiring all manuscripts to be submitted to plagiarism detection software. The goal of the policy is to bolster the quality of IEEE Xplore content by identifying papers with potentially plagiarized material before they are posted.

Announcement of IEEE Policy Requiring Plagiarism Detection (PDF, 257 KB)

CrossCheck Plagiarism Detection Service Information Page



Author posting policy

The IEEE Publication Services & Products Board has approved revisions to IEEE's author posting policy (Section 8.1.9 of the PSPB Operations Manual). The revised policy reaffirms the principle that authors are free to post the accepted version of their articles on their personal Web sites or those of their employers. (Authors of IEEE open access articles may freely post the final version of their papers.) The policy provides that IEEE will make available to each author a pre-print version of that person's article that includes the Digital Object Identifier, IEEE's copyright notice, and a notice showing the article has been accepted for publication. The policy also states that authors are allowed to post versions of their articles on approved third-party servers that are operated by not-for-profit organizations.

Links to the revised IEEE Copyright Form, a helpful FAQ on authors posting their accepted papers, and the full text from Section 8.1.9 of the PSPB Operations Manual can be found below: is neither affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its contents. This is a safe-cache copy of the original web site.