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AES Open Access Publications Policy
V1.3 January 2015
What is Open Access?
A growing number of countries require Open Access to the results of publicly-funded research. After surveying AES authors it was found that a majority were interested in having the option of publishing their work in Open Access (OA). Authors who choose this option will receive greater visibility and ease of access to their AES publications. The AES has therefore introduced an OA policy as described below. If an AES paper has been made OA it will have the OA logo next to it and will be freely downloadable from the AES E-Library by anyone, even if they are not an AES member or E-Library subscriber.
Author processing charges
A paper opted for OA will normally be charged an author processing charge (APC) to be paid by the author or the author's sponsor (employer, funding agency, etc.). This is the so-called “Gold” option for OA. AES members and sustaining members will receive a substantial discount. The JAES is now a hybrid journal, in other words both a conventional journal and OA, thus an author can choose either of these publishing options. A current list of APCs for all types of publication is shown on the main AES OA web page at http://www.aes.org/openaccess/
If a convention/conference paper is made OA, and later submitted to the Journal in revised form, the author has to pay the difference between the APC of a Journal paper and the APC of a convention/conference paper before it can be published in the Journal.
Licences and copyright
The rights to all works published by the AES remain the property of the AES and all subsequent publication must have AES permission and acknowledgment, with the exceptions shown below arising from Open Access.
Under normal conditions with OA papers, copyright in the article is transferred to the AES, but a license is granted to the author so that the article is made freely available for anyone to read. However some research funding bodies require the Creative Commons CC-BY licence to be applied to OA papers. Unless the research funder insists upon OA with a CC-BY licence, authors must transfer copyright in the article to the AES, otherwise it will not be published. Authors requesting a CC-BY licence will be asked to provide evidence of the research funder’s policy. If a CC-BY licence is applied, this lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the author’s work, even commercially, as long as they credit the author for the original creation.
Repositories and archiving
For any type of publication, if an author has paid the appropriate APC, AES will allow the author to make freely available from any web site, library, or document repository, the final published version of the paper, provided that a link and reference is shown to the AES published version, and only from the date of publication by AES.
In exceptional cases, where there is a funder or institutional mandate for OA, but where funds are not available to pay the APC, AES will consider offering a “Green” route to OA publication. If this is agreed, the author may make freely available from any web site, library, or document repository, the final “Author Accepted Manuscript” (AAM) after an embargo period of 6–12 months from the date of publication by AES (depending on the OA mandate in question), provided that a link and reference is shown to the AES published version. (The AAM is the corrected but unformatted final manuscript plus figures and tables, following the peer review process.) Authors requesting the “green” route to OA must provide evidence of a relevant OA mandate and persuasive evidence that they have sought and been refused funds for APC payment. Authors wishing such an option should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If mandated by the author’s institution or research funder, and for the purposes of archiving and research evaluation only, AES will allow authors of OA papers to deposit the final “Author Accepted Manuscript” (AAM) to an institutional or funder repository within three months of acceptance for publication. Such versions of the manuscript must not be publicly accessible either until the date of publication (in the case of “Gold” OA papers, in which case they may be supplemented by the publisher’s version) or until after the relevant embargo period (in the case of “Green” OA papers).
If, within 6 months of any convention or conference, an author has not been advised that their paper is being considered for publication in the Journal, the AES will allow “Green” OA to the content of the paper. This means that the author may make freely available from any web site, library, or document repository, the final “Author Accepted Manuscript” (AAM) after an embargo period of 6 months from the date of publication by AES, provided that a link and reference is shown to the AES published version. (In the case of convention or conference papers, the AAM is the corrected final manuscript plus figures and tables, following any peer review process. The manuscript should be stripped of any AES front matter, headers and footers, and the following rubric displayed: “This paper was presented at the nnnth Convention/Conference of the Audio Engineering Society, as paper number nnnn. The full published version can be found at http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=nnnnn.”)
If mandated by the author’s institution or research funder, and for the purposes of archiving and research evaluation only, AES will allow authors to deposit the final “Author Accepted Manuscript” (AAM) to an institutional or funder repository within three months of acceptance for publication. Such versions of the manuscript must not be publicly accessible either until the date of publication (in the case of “Gold” OA papers, in which case they may be supplemented by the publisher’s version) or until after the embargo period stated in the previous paragraph.
Fees and Paper Search
All of the Author fees are listed on the main Open Access page. You can also search across our database of OA papers on that page.