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Choose a Publishing Agreement

Understand the differences between publishing options.

Before your accepted article is published by IEEE, you will be asked to complete a publishing agreement.

IEEE offers two agreement options to fit your needs:

  • The IEEE Copyright Form transfers the author’s copyright to IEEE and protects the article from possible abuses such as plagiarism.
  • 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.

Note: The CC BY is only available when publishing open access. The only IEEE magazine that offers open access at this time is IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine.

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