Handy tips: when is permission needed?
Below are some useful tips for when permission is required.
Authors need permission to reuse any content that is not original, e.g.
- Other people’s figures, text, tables
- Their own, previously published work.
Permission needs to be given by the copyright owner if it is:
- From a journal, book or ebook = probably the publisher (sometimes the author too)
- From their thesis = probably the author
- For conference papers = usually either the conference organizer or the conference proceedings publisher
- From the internet = usually the website owner (except for Wikipedia/Wikimedia or other sites which have user generated content, in which case the owner of the content is likely to be the original creator)
- Unpublished = usually the creator of the content.
You must ensure that all necessary permissions have been obtained for reuse of any content in an article/ebook you wish to publish with IOP Publishing.
Despite common misconceptions, permission is usually required in the following circumstances: