Copyright Guide for Thesis Preparation

How to seek permission to include copyrighted works in your thesis - Publisher Copyright Policies

The first step is to determine who holds the copyright for the materials that you are using. In most cases, for materials published as part of journals or books, the publisher will hold the copyright. The publisher’s website may provide information on copyright policies and people to contact. Journal websites are particularly useful and many will provide:

  • Advance permission for specific uses including non-commercial reproduction and use in theses;
  • Information on how to obtain permission and whom to contact;
  • Types of uses that are specifically prohibited.

Journal websites are also useful to obtain information on how to reuse your own articles for which the publisher holds the copyright.

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