What needs permission & how do I get it?
Any material (images, tables, quoted text) not created by you specifically for your book may well be under copyright. You should seek permission from the pubisher to reproduce the material in the first instance, and follow their instructions.
For more detailed information on this, see our permissions guidelines.
If I redraw an image do I still need to obtain permission?
Yes, and you should check whether you're permitted to do so by the publisher. The correct acknowledgement should also be given in the caption for the reproduced image. If the redrawn image is significantly different from the original, only acknowledgement may be needed, but you should check with the copyright holder.
Do I need permission to reuse my own images that have already been published?
It depends on the publisher’s policy. Generally, copyright belongs to the publisher, so you'll have to check whether permission is required.
What do I do if the publisher is requesting payment for use of the material?
The payment of permissions is the responsibility of the author as stated in your Letter of agreement. You can request an exemption to the fee from the copyright holder using the following wording, but we do not take responsibility if the fee is still required.
'I note that you request a payment of x for use of material y. The 91AV is a registered charity (number 207890) devoted to advancing the chemical sciences. As a signatory to the STM Guidelines on Permissions and in the interest of facilitating the dissemination of chemical knowledge, we do not charge for re-use of our own material and we grant permission to requests such as this free of charge. Could you please consider waiving your fee in this instance?'
Does every author of a chapter need to sign the Copyright and permissions form?
Only the lead author needs to sign the form, as long all figures in the chapter are covered.>
Do I need to submit a form if I have no images or tables in my chapter?
Yes, you still need to confirm that the text in your work has not been directly copied from another source.
Do I need to submit a form if I have informed the editorial assistant via email?
Yes, we need an official declaration from you.