Permissions Guidelines

Download the 2020 version of the Permission Guidelines (2020 version)

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.

If you are interested in participating in the permissions guidelines, you will need to contact info@stm-assoc.org to request an additional form for completion. Please note that participation of the guidelines is based on a principle of reciprocity and you must be a publisher of primary research. Members are also encouraged to familiarise themselves with the guidelines prior to application.  All signatories are encouraged to participate in the quarterly STM Permissions guidelines roundtable.

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

 

Signatories to STM Permissions Guidelines as of 28 April 2021

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
AIP Publishing
 
https://publishing.aip.org/resources/researchers/rights-and-permissions/permissions/
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
 
All requests should be logged at the following site: https://www.aacn.org/education/publications/permissions-request
For help, please e-mail:  permissions@aacn.org
Please note that the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) by Gelinas et al, published in 2006 in the American Journal of Critical Care (volume 15, issue 4, pp 420-427), is excluded from the Guidelines. For assistance and pricing to reuse the CPOT, please e-mail permissions@aacn.org
American Chemical Society
 
http://pubs.acs.org/copyright/index.html
American Mathematical Society
 
All requests should be cleared via Copyright Clearance Center or sent by e-mail to reprint-permission@ams.org.  Material published in Notices of the AMS is excluded from the Guidelines.
General permission inquiries:
reprint-permission@ams.org
http://www.ams.org/publications/pubpermissions
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
www.asme.org/shop/journals/administration/permissions
Anadem Publishing Inc.
 
www.anadem.com
Apple Academic Press
 
All requests for Apple Academic Press titles are to be submitted via Taylor & Francis (Books) according to the instructions outlined at https://www.routledge.com/contacts/rights-and-permissions/permissions
Begell House
 
All requests should be cleared via RightsLink or sent by email to permissions@begellhouse.com
www.begellhouse.com
Beilstein-Institut
 
https://www.beilstein-institut.de/en/journals/

 

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.
Please note that infographics from The BMJ are excluded from the Guidelines.
BMJ’s participation in the Guidelines applies to signatories when reusing content in journal articles only.
Signatories reusing BMJ content in books and other products will be charged a permission fee. BMJ will pay permission fees for the reuse of any signatories book content in our products.
Our RightsLink implementation reflects this change.
Please email any queries to bmj.permissions@bmj.com
http://company.bmj.com/rightsandlicensing
 
British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)
 
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All requests should be sent by e-mail to: publications@bsava.com
www.bsava.com
Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited
 
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All requests should be sent by e-mail to: rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.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
Dunedin Academic Press
 
www.dunedinacademicpress.co.uk
EB Medicine
 
All requests should be sent by email to: permissions@ebmedicine.net www.EBmedicine.net
EDP Sciences
 
Please submit using:  https://www.edpsciences.org/en/contact-us/contact-form
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
 
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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
Endocrine Society
 
For journals: 
www.oxfordjournals.org/access_purchase/rights_permissions.html
For books and all other content please email awrighton@endocrine.org
www.endocrine.org
 
European Respiratory Society
 
All requests should be sent by email to: permissions@ersnet.org
www.ersjournals.com
Future Medicine Future Science Newlands Press (Future Science Group)
 
https://www.future-science-group.com/contact-us
 
Geological Society of London
 
https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/publications
Hapres
 
http://www.hapres.com/
Henry Stewart Talks
 
Includes all journals published by the Henry Stewart Group.

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

www.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
 
All requests should be sent by email to: permissions@ioppublishing.org
Ishiyaku Publishers, Inc.
 
All requests should be sent by email to: copyright@ishiyaku.co.jp
IWA Publishing
 
All requests should be sent by email to: publications@iwap.co.uk http://www.iwapublishing.com
Jenny Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd
 
All requests should be sent by email to: editorial@jennystanford.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
 
Johnson Matthey Technology Review
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www.technology.matthey.com
 JOSPT
 
 
E-mail: permissions@jospt.org Web: www.jospt.org
Karger Publishers
 
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All requests should be sent by email to: permission@karger.com
www.karger.com
Materials Research Forum LLC
 
http://www.mrforum.com
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: mhe-permissions@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
OAE Publishing Inc.
 
www.oaepublish.com
The Optical Society
 
All requests should be sent by email to: copyright@osa.org.
www.osapublishing.org/submit/review/copyright_permissions.cfm#
Oxford University Press
 
For books:
www.oup.co.uk/rights/
For journals: www.oxfordjournals.org/access_purchase/rights_permissions.html
Pharmaceutical Press
 
www.pharmpress.com
PMPH-USA, Ltd.
 
www.pmph-usa.com
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
SAE International
 
Process requests via Copyright Clearance Center. Questions can be sent to copyright@sae.org.

Guidelines apply to books, technical papers, scholarly journal articles and EDGE Research Reports. All standards documents are excluded.

SAGE Publications
 
 
Articles from the following publications are not included in the Guidelines:
  • Context
  • Diogenes
  • Index on Censorship
  • 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
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 three 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)
-  Physical Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy: An Evidence-Based Approach (Rahlin, 2016)
Details available at https://www.healio.com/permissions or send 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
Springer Nature
 
  
Please note that Scientific American is excluded from the Guidelines.
https://www.macmillanihe.com/page/rights-and-permissions/
https://www.palgrave.com/gp/rights-permissions
https://link.springer.com/
https://www.nature.com/nature-research/reprints-and-permissions/permissions-requests
https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/book-authors-editors/resources-guidelines/rights-permissions-licensing
Taylor & Francis (Books)
 
Only the following Taylor & Francis book imprints and subject areas participate in the STM Permissions Guidelines: CRC Press, Psychology Press, Routledge Built Environment, Routledge Behavioural Sciences and Apple Academic Press titles. Details on how to secure permission are available at: https://www.routledge.com/contacts/rights-and-permissions/permissions

 

Taylor & Francis (Journals)
 
For journals all requests should be sent by e-mail to: permissionrequest@tandf.co.uk
http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/copyright.asp
Includes: F1000 Research
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/
W. W. Norton & Company
 
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Please submit using the online request form
www.wwnorton.com

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