APS copyright policy

From: Thomas J. Walker <tjwalker_at_MAIL.IFAS.UFL.EDU>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 08:53:10 -0500

Do authors who publish in an American Physical Society journal and sign the
APS copyright transfer agreement have the legal right to post the
APS-formatted versions of their articles on their own or their department's
Web servers if these servers are OIA compliant?

I'm preparing a talk in which I plan to refer to APS copyright policy and
want to be sure I interpret it correctly.

Here are the relevant parts of the copyright transfer agreement from

The author(s) shall have the following rights:...

(3) The right, after publication by APS, to use all or part of the Article
without revision or modification, including the APS-formatted version, in
personal compilations or other publications of the author's own works,
including the author's personal web home page, and to make copies of all or
part of the Article for the author's use for lecture or classroom purposes.

(4) The right to post and update the Article on e-print servers as long as
files prepared and/or formatted by APS or its vendors are not used for that
purpose. Any such posting made or updated after acceptance of the Article
for publication shall include a link to the online abstract in the APS
journal or to the entry page of the journal.

Tom Walker

Thomas J. Walker
Department of Entomology & Nematology
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University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0620
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Received on Fri Mar 01 2002 - 15:08:47 GMT

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