Permissions and Licensing
It is the mission of the Rockefeller University Press to promote widespread reuse and distribution of the articles and data we publish. In this spirit, authors retain copyright to their own work and can reuse it for any purpose as long as proper attribution is provided.
Authors publishing in JCB, JEM and JGP have the option to publish their work under
- Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC-SA) with open access after six months
- Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY) with immediate open access
License type is noted on published articles, included in metadata associated with that article, and deposited to Crossref.
Third parties may reuse articles published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License with appropriate attribution for noncommercial use with the exclusion of posting to potential mirror sites within six months of publication. Commercial reuse must be requested as described below and will incur a fee.
Third parties may reuse articles published under a Creative Commons Attribution License with appropriate attribution for any purpose.
Our preferred attribution/citation style is as follows:
©AUTHOR et al., YEAR. Originally published in JOURNAL NAME. https://doi.org/###### (e.g. http://doi.org/10.1083/jem.123456)
Please read below to determine if you must obtain permission for your specific reuse.
Are you the author? Ownership of copyright remains with RUP authors, who may reuse their own material for any purpose, including commercial profit, as long as proper attribution is provided.
Reuse for educational purposes
No permission is required to reuse material for noncommercial purposes in course packs, classroom handouts, or electronic classroom presentations. If the educational material will be offered for sale and the articles to be reused were published by the author under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike License (CC-BY-NC-SA), please follow the instructions below for commercial third-party reuse.
Reuse for text and data mining
All articles published in JCB, JEM, and JGP dating back to volume 1, issue 1 are available for harvesting on PubMed Central, 6 months after publication, for text and data mining. For details refer to PMC's OAI-PMH site.
RUP acknowledges that text or data mining by commercial entities for internal research purposes is allowed without further permission from RUP. Commercial entities may develop indexing or search services displaying snippets of text up to 156 characters in length, or thumbnails of images up to 72 pixels wide—available to the public for free or for a fee—without further permission from RUP.
Is the article you wish to reuse published by the author under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY)?
Third parties may reuse content published under a Creative Commons Attribution License with appropriate attribution for any purpose. Third parties are encouraged to alert authors on how the authors' article will be reused.
Is the article you wish to reuse published by the author under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike License (CC-BY-NC-SA)?
Third parties may reuse content published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike License under the same license terms for noncommercial purposes without specific permission from RUP with appropriate attribution (see attribution/citation style provided above). The creation of mirror sites is prohibited within the first six months after publication.
Commercial publishers, profit-based companies, as well as third-party authors publishing in a commercial journal or book must obtain permission to reuse RUP material. In most cases, this permission will incur a fee. Uses include, for example, reuse of a figure in a commercial journal article or book, posting of images on a manufacturer’s website, inclusion of content in marketing materials, etc. Third-party authors publishing in journals published by societies, university presses or other not-for-profit organizations need not seek permission, but CC-BY-NC-SA content must carry that same license when reused. Third parties are asked to alert authors on how the authors’ article will be reused.
How to obtain permission for commercial reuse
Permission for commercial reuse can be obtained through RightsLink at http://www.copyright.com or by emailing the following information to Suzanne O’Donnell, Permissions Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Your name, institution, and title
- Your email address and phone number
- A description of the content you wish to reuse:
- Journal or book title
- Article title
- Authors’ names
- Volume issue, and page numbers (provide all that apply)
- Specific figure numbers or portion of text (or supply a photocopy)
- Include the following information about your intended reuse:
- Type of work in which the material will be used (e.g., book, journal, newsletter, etc.)
- Title of work in which the material will appear
- Title of article/chapter (if applicable)
- Expected publication date
- Publishing company
- Retail price (for books only)
- Print run (for books only)
- Indicate if there will be ancillaries published simultaneous to the print version (DVD, website, CD-ROM, etc.). Will ancillaries be sold separately?
- Intended audience for the work
- If you wish to reprint the material online, please include the following:
- Website’s sponsoring organization/company
- Description of the purpose and nature of your website
- Description of the website’s visitors (customers, scholars, professors, etc.)
- Whether the site is open to the public or access is restricted
Commercial reprints are available by special order. Please contact Suzanne O’Donnell at email@example.com to request pricing information. Please supply the full article citation (author, year, volume, page range, and DOI) and the number of reprints you would like to order.
[updated 3 January 2017]