AMS Licenses for Journal Article Reuse

In compliance with funder access policies, AMS makes all articles freely and publicly available one year from the date of final publication. Papers accepted for publication in AMS journals can be made available immediately upon publication without cost to the reader when the authors choose the Open Choice option when submitting their manuscript.

This page summarizes the licenses that apply to AMS journal content for the purposes of reuse. AMS journal articles are published under a variety of licenses, and specific publication rights have been granted to AMS by the authors of the published articles according to the AMS Copyright Policy.

AMS Default License for Journal Articles

Unless explicitly licensed for use under an alternate license, the AMS-published journal articles are governed by the AMS Copyright Transfer Agreement signed by the author and described in the AMS Copyright Policy.

Creative Commons Licensing

AMS is aware that some authors, as a condition of their funding, must publish their work under a Creative Commons license. We therefore offer a CC BY license for authors who indicate that their work is funded by agencies that we have confirmed have this requirement. Information about the CC BY license can be found on the Creative Commons web page. Any subsequent reuse or distribution of content licensed under CC BY must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI.

If any funding sources for you or your coauthors require the open access CC BY reuse license, please contact, and indicate which funder has this requirement. Otherwise, the reuse license will fall under the standard AMS Copyright Policy.