STM Permissions Guidelines – An Online Seminar for Publishers
A Webinar organized by STM & CCC


This webinar is an overview of STM's guidelines which were designed to facilitate the exchange of scholarly and professional information by setting out common general principles with respect to the granting of permissions between publishers.

Who should attend?

Rights and permissions, production, marketing, sales and service personnel, interns, writers, editors and others from all organizational levels who want to gain a basic understanding of STM's permissions guidelines.

Seminar Outline


  • Why are we here, what are the issues

Building administrative efficiency

  • STM Guidelines overview & history

Quantity limits for gratis permissions

  • Exceptions and exception-handling
  • Author or artist permissions

Application to all  media (including electronic) & means of distribution

  • All permissions for all media
  • Electronic version is honest representation of print

Further editions

Complimentary copies

Proper credits


Prompt response to express permission requests (including via e-mail)

Procedures for participating

Charts/Signatories to STM Permissions Guidelines 2010




Mark Seeley, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Elsevier. Chair, Legal Affairs/Copyright Committee, STM. Member of Copyright Committee, Association of American Publishers. Frequent speaker/panelist on copyright and public policy issues at publishing and scientific conferences.

Jake Kelleher, Director, Licensing and Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center. Jake works with rightsholders of all types to assist them in leveraging licensing solutions to generate revenue for their content, enhance customer satisfaction, and streamline author services programs, all while simplifying licensing operations.


STM Members $49.95 per person
General Registration: $59.95 per person

Register now! Space is limited!

Events Terms and Conditions

Cancellations made in writing up to 30 days before an event are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds can be made for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the event date, however, substitutions may be made free of charge at any time.

Registration fees do not include insurance. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.