Choose a Publishing Agreement
Understand the differences between different publishing options.
IEEE offers three options to fit your needs:
Note that OAPA and CC BY are only available when publishing open access.
- The IEEE Copyright Form transfers the author’s copyright to IEEE and protects the article from possible abuses such as plagiarism
- The IEEE Open Access Publishing Agreement (OAPA) transfers the author’s copyright to IEEE but allows for universal free online access to the article and protection from commercial use
- The Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) allows authors to retain copyright; the article is available via universal free online access but is not protected from possible abuses such as plagiarism