What is the copyright policy?
｜Copyright of Articles｜ Author and publisher versions｜ Definitions of "pre-preview" and "post-preview"｜
Therefore, it is sometimes necessary to obtain the approval of the society, as well as the author, when publishing articles that have already been published in journals, in a different location.
The approval of societies may also be required when archiving articles with institutional repositories or publishing them via the author's personal website.
However, confirming each and every article with societies can be a cumbersome task for all parties concerned. Accordingly, more and more societies are formulating article publication policies, which determine whether such articles can be published in locations apart from the original journal.
This SCPJ (Society Copyright Policies in Japan) database enables users to confirm societies' copyright policies by assembling their publication policies.
However, depending on the society, articles that have been published in journals are sometimes allowed to be published as they are elsewhere. In such a case, the "Able to use publisher version" item of this database shows that it is possible to post already published articles as they are.
The diagram below shows the flow from article submission to publication, as well as a definition of "pre-review", "post-review", and "publisher version".