Publication Policies


Copyright Policies

We require transfer of copyright for all our publications, including conference proceedings. This allows us to distribute publications throughout the world by print and electronic means, to create translations and reuse them in reprint collections.

Transfer of Copyright+
Copyright During Peer Review+

Plagiarism Policies

We expect authors to credit all sources used in their writings and not to represent work of others as their own. Authors found to have plagiarized the work of another are subject to having their paper removed from the conference program and from OnePetro. Future submissions from authors found to have plagiarized will be scrutinized carefully. In the case of students found to be plagiarizing the work of others, SPE may inform the student’s university.

For more information, check out the Plagiarism FAQ page »

How to Avoid Plagiarism+
Plagiarizing Your Own Work+
Help with the English Language+

Permissions Policies

Copyright allows us to perform a valuable service for our industry. SPE copyrights save you from needing to locate the authors to request permission; SPE can provide permission. To defray our costs, fees apply to certain types of use, especially those that are commercial in nature. SPE uses Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink licensing solution for reuse permissions. This allows you to immediately determine the fees and to complete the transaction online.

For more information, check out the Permissions FAQ page »

Conference Authors+
Distributing Printed Copies+
Distributing Electronic Copies+
Tables and Figures from our Publications+
General Permissions+

Conference Paper Policies

No Paper, No Podium Policy+
No Presentation Policy+
Conference Dual Submission Policy+
Correction Requests+

Commercialism Policy

SPE recognizes to maintain the integrity, high quality, and unbiased information in all forms of written and oral presentations at any SPE event including, but not limited to, conferences, symposia, workshops, summits, or forums, overt commercialism is prohibited outside of the commercial exhibit areas.

Items deemed to be commercial in nature will not be allowed or disseminated. This includes, but is not limited to, Conference Proceedings, presentations, OnePetro, Journals, and promotional material.

Use of the following will be carefully scrutinized during evaluation and presentation and could result in being withdrawn from the program:

  • Generic descriptions should replace commercial trade names or trademarked materials
  • Company logos allowed on title and closing slide only
  • Text which is overtly commercial in tone or intent within paper titles, presentation slides, text, tables, figures, animation, audio, and video is prohibited

Repeated violations of this policy may result in the speaker and/or moderator being barred from participating in future SPE event programs.