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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 email@example.com.
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 9 December 2019
|Name of Publisher -
|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)||√||
|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:
|American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)||√||
All requests should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Anadem Publishing Inc.||√|
|Apple Academic Press||√||
All requests should be sent by e-mail to: email@example.com
All requests should be cleared via RightsLink or sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All requests should be sent by e-mail to: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)||√||
All requests should be sent by e-mail to: email@example.com
|Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited||√||
All requests should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Permission should be cleared in the first instance through PLSclear at https://plsclear.com.
Any queries should be directed to email@example.com
|Cambridge University Press||√||http://www.cambridge.org/about-us/rights-permissions/permissions/permissions-requests/|
|Cardiotext Publishing||√||All requests should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Clinical Pocket Reference Ltd||√||
All requests should be sent by e-mail to: email@example.com
All requests should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag GmbH||√||www.aerzteverlag.de|
|Dunedin Academic Press||√|
Please submit using: https://www.edpsciences.org/en/contact-us/contact-form
|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: email@example.com
|European Respiratory Society||√|
|Geological Society of London||√||https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/publications|
|Henry Stewart Talks||√||All requests should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hogrefe Verlag GmbH & Co. KG||√||http://www.hogrefe.de|
|ICE Publishing||√||All requests should be sent email to:|
|Igaku-Shoin Ltd (including MEDSi)||√||http://www.igaku-shoin.co.jp/top.do|
|IOP Publishing and its subsidiaries||√||email@example.com|
|Jenny Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd||√||All requests should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com
All requests should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mainichi Newspapers - JP||√||http://mainichi.jp/|
|Materials Research Forum LLC||√||http://www.mrforum.com|
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: email@example.com
|Medical Sciences International Ltd (MEDSi) - part of Igaku-Shoin Ltd||√||
All requests should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Morgan & Claypool Publishers||√||http://www.morganclaypool.com|
|Nankodo Co., Ltd||√||email@example.com|
|The Optical Society||√||
All requests should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Oxford University Press||√||For books: http://www.oup.co.uk/rights/
For journals: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/access_purchase/rights_permissions.html
|Radcliffe Cardiology||√||All requests should be sent by e-mail to: email@example.com|
|Royal Society of Chemistry||√||
All requests should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Articles from the following publications are not included in the Guidelines:
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:email@example.com www.scionpublishing.com|
|Scrub Hill Press Inc.||√|
|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
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A separate request is required for follow-up editions, reprints and other editions
|Sinauer Associates, Inc.||√|
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: email@example.com
|Springer Publishing Company||√||http://www.springerpub.com/pages/Permissions-Request. Any queries should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Please note that Scientific American is excluded from the Guidelines.
|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)||√||
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.
|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: email@example.com. 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:
|Wolters Kluwer Health - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins||√||
Excludes Medknow Publications
|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.
|World Scientific Publishing||√||http://www.worldscientific.com/|
|W. W. Norton & Company||√||
Please submit using the online request form
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