Permissions Guidelines

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In order to participate and become a signatory to the Guidelines, the publisher must be a member of STM.  Please visit the Members section for information on how to join the Association.  For any questions regarding the Guidelines please email Kim Beadle at beadle@stm-assoc.org.

Authors and researchers wishing to obtain permissions are referred to their respective publishers.

Since their introduction in 1979 (with revisions and clarifications issued in 1998, 2003 and 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014), 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.

The STM Permission Guidelines facilitate many routine permission requests among publisher signatories. 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 27 March 2019

Name of Publisher -
STM Member
Notification not required (“automatic” process) Notification required Permissions contact (or general web site)/ Other comments for specific journals or other concerns
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

E-mail: michael.muscat@aacn.org

www.aacnjournals.org

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
href="http://ascelibrary.org/page/rightsrequests">http://ascelibrary.org/page/rightsrequests
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)  

All requests should be sent by e-mail to: permissions@asme.org

https://www.asme.org/shop/journals/administration/permissions

Anadem Publishing Inc.

www.anadem.com

Apple Academic Press

All requests should be sent by e-mail to: permissions@appleacademicpress.com

http://www.appleacademicpress.com/

Begell House

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

www.begellhouse.com

BioExcel Publishing

All requests should be sent by e-mail to: david.hughes@bioexcelpublishing.com

http://www.drugsincontext.com/

BMJ

All requests should be cleared via RightsLink.

http://company.bmj.com/rightsandlicensing

Please note that infographics from The BMJ are excluded from the Guidelines.

Please email any queries to bmj.permissions@bmj.com

British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)  √

All requests should be sent by e-mail to: publications@bsava.com

www.bsava.com

CABI

Permission should be cleared in the first instance through PLSclear at https://plsclear.com.

Any queries should be directed to permissions@cabi.org

Cambridge University Press http://www.cambridge.org/about-us/rights-permissions/permissions/permissions-requests/
Cardiotext Publishing All requests should be sent by email to: permissions@cardiotextpublishing.com
www.cardiotextpublishing.com
ChemTec Publishing   http://www.chemtec.org/
Clinical Pocket Reference Ltd  

All requests should be sent by e-mail to: info@clinicalpocketreference.com

www.clinicalpocketreference.com

CSIRO Publishing www.publish.csiro.au/nid/50/aid/283.htm
De Gruyter

All requests should be sent by email to: rights@degruyter.com

www.degruyter.com

Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag GmbH   www.aerzteverlag.de
EB Medicine

All requests should be sent by email to: permissions@ebmedicine.net
www.EBmedicine.net

EDP Sciences All requests should be sent by email to: permissions@edpsciences.org

www.edpsciences.org

Elsevier For anatomical charts (especially “Netter” charts), Elsevier will continue to request express permission requests. http://www.elsevier.com/permissions
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd √ 

All requests should be sent by email to: permissions@emeraldinsight.com

http://info.emeraldinsight.com/licensing/permissions.htm

http://info.emeraldinsight.com/authors/writing/permissions.htm

European Respiratory Society

All requests should be sent by email to: permissions@ersj.org.uk
www.ersjournals.com

Future Medicine
Future Science
Newlands Press
(Future Science Group)

http://www.future-science-group.com/contact/
Geological Society of London   https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/publications
Hapres   http://www.hapres.com/
Henry Stewart Talks   All requests should be sent by email to: permissions@hstalks.comwww.hstalks.com
Hogrefe Verlag GmbH & Co. KG http://www.hogrefe.de

http://www.hogrefe.com/?mod=rights

http://www.verlag-hanshuber.com

ICE Publishing All requests should be sent email to:

copyright@icepublishing.com

icevirtuallibrary.com

Igaku-Shoin Ltd (including MEDSi) http://www.igaku-shoin.co.jp/top.do
IOP Publishing and its subsidiaries permissions@iop.org
IWA Publishing

All requests should be sent by email to:
acruden@iwap.co.uk
http://www.iwapublishing.com

Jenny Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd   All requests should be sent by email to: permissions@panstanford.com
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.

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: permissions@jospt.org
Web: www.jospt.org 

Mainichi Newspapers - JP http://mainichi.jp/
McGraw-Hill Professional

Please note that McGraw-Hill Higher Education content (MHHE), School Education Group content (SEG) and CTB Testing content are excluded from the Guidelines.

All requests for McGraw-Hill Professional content should be sent by email to: zoe.tzanev@mheducation.com

http://www.mhprofessional.com/

MDPI AG

http://www.mdpi.com

Medical Sciences International Ltd (MEDSi) - part of Igaku-Shoin Ltd

All requests should be sent by e-mail to:  foreignrights@medsi.co.jp

Morgan & Claypool Publishers   http://www.morganclaypool.com
Nankodo Co., Ltd   copyright@nankodo.co.jpwww.nankodo.co.jp
The Optical Society

All requests should be sent by email to: copyright@osa.org.

https://www.osapublishing.org/submit/review/copyright_permissions.cfm#

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
Radcliffe Cardiology All requests should be sent by e-mail to: permissions@radcliffecardiology.com
Royal Society of Chemistry

http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/copyright/permission-requests.asp

All requests should be sent by e-mail to: contracts-copyright@rsc.org

SAGE Publications  

Articles from the following publications are not included in the Guidelines:

  • Context
  • Diogenes
  • Index on Censorship
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Race and Class
  • Society and Mental Health

More details can be found on the SAGE website: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/rights-and-permissions

Scion Publishing All requests should be sent by email to:info@scionpublishing.com www.scionpublishing.com
Scrub Hill Press Inc.

www.scrubhill.com

Seismological Society of America https://www.seismosoc.org/
S. Hirzel Verlag

For the journal 'Acta Acustica united with Acustica' and for S.Hirzel Verlag Leipzig scientific and technical titles

www.hirzel.de

S. Hirzel Verlag

For S. Hirzel Verlag Stuttgart scientific and technical titles.  All requests should b cleared through RightsLink or sent by e-mail to permissions@hirzel.de.  A separate request is required for follow-up editions, reprints and other editions

Sinauer Associates, Inc.

permissions@sinauer.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

Springer Publishing Company http://www.springerpub.com/pages/Permissions-Request.  Any queries should be sent by e-mail to: sales@springerpub.com
SpringerNature   

Please note that Scientific American is excluded from the Guidelines.
https://link.springer.com

https://www.nature.com/reprints/permission-requests.html

https://he.palgrave.com/page/requesting-a-permission/

Taylor & Francis (Books)  

Only the following Taylor & Francis book imprints and subject areas participate in these guidelines: CRC Press, Psychology Press, Routledge Built Environment and Routledge Behavioural Sciences. Details on how to secure permission are available at: http://taylorandfrancis.com/contact/rights-and-permissions/books/

Taylor & Francis (Journals)

For journals:

http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/copyright.asp

Excludes Expert Review and Expert Opinion

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 Publishing 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/pages/STM_2014.html

Wolters Kluwer Health - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Excludes Medknow Publications

Books: http://www.lww.com
Journals: http://www.journals.lww.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