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Getting permission to reproduce copyrighted material

This video provides guidance on getting permission to include copyrighted material from other sources in your final report. The guidance provides advice on obtaining permissions, timelines and different kinds of resources likely to be protected by law. The information is also provided in the text below. 

Please note that we no longer require permission for translation.

It is your responsibility as the author to obtain permission to reproduce work (e.g. figures and text) previously published elsewhere. You should be aware that some journals can charge a fee for reproduction and you will be expected to fund this from your contracted budget.

Even if you are the author of the work being reproduced, you may not necessarily own the copyright for the published material. Please check with the publisher (rather than the author or the journal editor as they may not own the copyright).

If your final report or supplementary material contains large sections of previously published material, you must apply for copyright permission from the relevant copyright holder and submit this to the editorial office with your final report.

As the journal issue will appear online and could be made available in other formats, please ensure that all media copyright is granted.

Please see our Step-by-step guide to obtaining permissions for further information.