Permissions Guidelines

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Since their introduction in 1979 (with revisions in 1998, 2003 and 2008, 2009, 2011), the STM Permissions Guidelines on the re-use of limited amounts of material from published works have helped STM member companies (list below) facilitate the publishing process in many cases where delays and costs would have otherwise been incurred.

STM has released the revised STM Permission Guidelines (updating the 2011 Guidelines) which facilitate many routine permission requests among publisher signatories (for information on how to participate, please see the Guidelines or email Kim Beadle at beadle@stm-assoc.org). The Guidelines note that requests for small portions of text and a limited number of illustrations should be granted on a gratis basis for signatory participants, and further describe a more automatic process which eliminates the need for requests to be transmitted (some signatories have chosen this route, others continue to request express permission requests). The Guidelines apply to both book and journal content, and facilitate reproduction further editions or in other media such as in online form.

Signatories to STM Permissions Guidelines as of  5 September 2014

Name of Publisher- STM Member Opting out of receiving express permissions (“automatic” process) Not opting out,  requiring “express” permission requests Permissions contact (or general web site)/ Other comments for specific journals or other concerns
Adis (part of Springer)   http://adisonline.com
American Chemical Society   http://pubs.acs.org/copyright/index.html
American Institute of Physics   http://journals.aip.org/copyright.html
American Physical Society   http://librarians.aps.org/permissionscopy.html
American Psychological Association (APA)   With the exception of the following:"APA does not grant permission for use of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and derivative products, the APA Dictionary of Psychology and derivative products, and publications from Magination Press.  Permission is required to use measures, scales, tests, or instruments in part or in their entirety"www.apa.org/about/contact/copyright/index.aspx
American Society of Civil Engineers  
E-mail:
permissions@asce.org
http://www.asce.org/Books-and-Journals/Permissions/Permission-Requests 
Ammons Scientific LTD   With the exception of the following:

Permission must be requested to use measures, scales, tests, or instruments or items from them.

E-mail: permissions@ammonsscientific.com

http://www.amsci.com/

Anadem Publishing Inc.  

www.anadem.com

Barkley & Associates   All requests should be sent by email to: charlie@npcourses.comwww.NPcourses.com
BMJ  

All requests should be cleared via RightsLink or sent by email to bmj.permissions@bmj.com

http://company.bmj.com/rightsandlicensing

Borm Bruckmeier Publishing     www.media4u.com/us
CABI   enquiries@cabi.org
Cambridge University Press   http://journals.cambridge.org/action/rightsAndPermissions
ChemTec Publishing     http://www.chemtec.org/
CSIRO Publishing   www.publish.csiro.au/nid/50/aid/283.htm
Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag GmbH   www.aerzteverlag.de
EDP Sciences   All requests should be sent by email to: permissions@edpsciences.orgwww.edpsciences.org
Elsevier   For anatomical charts (especially “Netter” charts), Elsevier will continue to request express permission requests.http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/permissionsguide
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd   http://info.emeraldinsight.com/licensing/permissions.htmhttp://info.emeraldinsight.com/authors/writing/permissions.htm
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   All requests should be sent by email to: copyright@fao.org or submitted via the online Licence Request Form at http://www.fao.org/contact-us/terms/en/.
Future Science Group   http://www.future-science-group.com/contact/
Henry Stewart Talks   All requests should be sent by email to: permissions@hstalks.comwww.hstalks.com
Hogrefe Verlag GmbH & Co. KG   http://www.hogrefe.dehttp://www.hogrefe.com/?mod=rightshttp://www.verlag-hanshuber.com
ICE Publishing   All requests should be sent email to:

copyright@icepublishing.com

icevirtuallibrary.com

Igaku-Shoin Ltd   http://www.igaku-shoin.co.jp/top.do
Institute of Physics Publishing   permissions@iop.org
John Benjamins Publishing Company   http://benjamins.com/#customers/rights
John Wiley & Sons Inc. and its subsidiaries,
including John Wiley & Sons Ltd
   

Please note certain Wiley Publications are excluded from the Guidelines  including:

Branded content such as the For Dummies series, use of measures, scales, tests or instruments; architectural graphic standards; all Tortora anatomical charts and surgical diagrams, NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses.

All titles by Strahler, Voet, Van Cleave, Noam (including Executive Editor Notes) DeBlij: Human Geography and articles from Leader to Leader.

All requests should be cleared via RightsLink or sent by email to permissions@wiley.com

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-403426.html

 

 JOSPT     E-mail: jospt@jospt.orgWeb: www.jospt.org 
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Journals), a Wolters Kluwer Health business    http://www.journals.lww.com
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Books), a Wolters Kluwer Health business      http://www.lww.com
Lucius & Lucius Verlagsgesellschaft mbH   www.luciusverlag.com
Mainichi Newspapers - JP   http://mainichi.jp/
Maney Publishing   permissions@maney.co.ukhttp://www.maney.co.uk/
McGraw-Hill Professional   All requests should be sent by email to: Scott.Plikerd@mheducation.comhttp://www.mhprofessional.com/
Morgan & Claypool Life Sciences   http://www.morganclaypool.com
Multi-Science Co Publishing Ltd   http://www.multi-science.co.uk/index.htm
Nankodo Co., Ltd   copyright@nankodo.co.jpwww.nankodo.co.jp
Nature Publishing Group     http://www.nature.com/reprints/index.html
Ohmsha Ltd   kaigaika@ohmsha.co.jp
Oxford University Press   For books: http://www.oup.co.uk/rights/For journals:http://www.oxfordjournals.org/access_purchase/rights_permissions.html
Pharmaceutical Press   http://www.pharmpress.com
PMPH-USA, Ltd.   www.pmph-usa.com
Portland Press   http://www.portlandpress.com/pp/journals/rights.htm
Royal Society of Chemistry   http://www.rsc.org/AboutUs/Copyright/Permissionrequests.asp
SAGE Publications     Articles from the following publications are not included
in the Guidelines:- Race & Class- Index on Censorship

- Sociological Research Online

- Environment & Urbanization

- Journal of Asian and African Studies

- International Journal of Comparative Sociology

- Transcultural Psychiatry

- Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources’

 

http://www.sagepub.com/permissions.nav

Science Reviews 2000 Ltd     www.sciencereviews2000.co.uk
Scion Publishing   All requests should be sent by email to:info@scionpublishing.comwww.scionpublishing.com
Scrub Hill Press Inc.  

www.scrubhill.com

SLACK Incorporated  

Exceptions to the guidelines are the following two books:

-  Phacodynamics: Mastering the Tools and Techniques of Phacoemulsification Surgery, 4th Ed (Seibel, 2004)

-  Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Function, 2nd Ed (Perry and Burnfield, 2010)

All requests should be sent by e-mail to: publishingpermissions@wyanokegroup.com

Society for Endocrinology & BioScientifica Ltd   http://www.endocrinology-journals.orghttp://www.bioscientifica.com/products/prod_journals.html
Springer Publishing Company   http://www.springerpub.com/pages/Permissions-RequestAny queries should be sent by e-mail to: sales@springerpub.com
Springer Science+Business Media      http://www.springer.com/rights?SGWID=0-122-0-0-0
Taylor & Francis   Only imprints CRC Press, Garland Science and The Routledge Built Environment List and Psychology Press participate in these guidelines.  All requests should be send to Taylor & Francis: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/info/permissions/. 
Taylor & Francis   For journals:http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/copyright.asp
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET)  

Applies only to Academic Publishing.  Practitioner Publishing (including Tech Regs and IET Standards publications) require direct permission requests to The IET.

http://www.theiet.org/resources/contacts/copyright.cfm

Thieme Pubilshing Group- Thieme Medical Publishers Inc. (NY)- MVS Medizin Verlage Stuttgart Gmbh Co. KG- Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd (Delhi)

- Georg Thieme Verlag KG (Stuttgart)

  Permission contact is required by writing to: permissions@thieme.de.  Important note: Thieme has removed numerous illustrations from the STM permissions agreement.  These include, but are not limited to, all anatomical illustrations.  For a complete list of titles whose contents are excluded from the STM agreement, please see: http://www.thieme.com/STM2014.html
Versita   www.versita.com
World Health Organization   With the following conditions:-    The material should not be reproduced for use in association with product marketing or promotional activities.-    There should be no suggestion that WHO endorses any specific company or products in the publication or in the manner of distribution of the publication.-    The WHO logo and emblem shall not be reproduced.

http://www.who.int/en/

 

World Scientific Publishing   http://www.worldscientific.com/

Note many of the member-publishers are routing permissions including STM Permissions Guidelines permissions through the CCC's Rightslink point-of-content licensing solution.   CCC is offering STM members a special discount offer on RightsLink.  Please visit http://www.copyright.com/stm to learn more. 

CCC's Rightslink: Helping Publishers Implement STM Permissions Guidelines