Author Permissions

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1. Self archiving the submitted version of your article or chapter

2. Posting the final published version online Open Access

3. Reusing your Elgar chapter or article in a new book

4. Personal use of your chapter or article in teaching materials or presentations

5. Reusing figures or tables in a new publication

6. Including your chapter in a Phd thesis

7. Other uses

 

1. Self-Archiving the submitted version of your chapter or article

The policy applies to material included in:

  • Scholarly monographs

  • Research Handbooks

  • Journals

These books and journals are published under our standard terms, and thus any reuse under this policy is governed by the usual copyright restrictions.

The policy does not apply to:

  • Textbooks.

  • Books published primarily for teaching use.

  • Titles published for the commercial legal market.

  • Reference works such as encyclopaedias, dictionaries or commentaries.

  • Please contact your editor or our rights agent PLSClear if you would like to reuse your material from one of these publications.

 

Prior to Publication

Once your work has been accepted for publication, the version that you submitted to Elgar may be posted to your personal website, a not-for-profit subject repository or a University (of which you or the person you are representing is a faculty member) institutional repository. This includes repositories that operate an Open Access policy.

We grant this permission free of charge, subject to the following conditions:

  • The chapter / article is taken down upon publication of the Elgar book.

  • The version posted is the original submitted version, before any editing by or on behalf of Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

  • Only one chapter from any book, or journal article from a single issue is posted.

If the material is downloadable, the following text must be displayed:

This is a draft chapter / article. The final version will be available in [insert book title] edited by [insert editor(s) or author(s)], forthcoming 20xx, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.

 

After Publication

Upon publication you may post your work to your personal website, a not-for-profit subject repository or a University (of which you or the person you are representing is a faculty member) institutional repository. This includes repositories that operate an Open Access policy.

We grant this permission free of charge, subject to the following conditions:

  • There is an embargo period of six months from our own publication date

  • You post just one chapter from any book, or one article from a single journal issue.

  • The original submitted version is posted (i.e. before any editing by or on behalf of Edward Elgar Publishing.)

  • Full acknowledgement is made to the final publication, including authors, editors and publisher.

  • You obtain the permission of any co-authors or co-editors.

  • This permission does not cover any part of the material that is attributed to another source from which you would have to obtain separate permission.

If the material is downloadable, you must ensure that the following text is prominently displayed:

This is a draft chapter / article. The final version is available in [insert book title] edited by [insert editor(s) or author(s)], published in 20xx, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/978XXXXXXXXXX.000XX

The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.

The highlighted DOI link for your own chapter/ article can be found next to the official online version of your work on Elgaronline.

In the case of uploads to SSRN, the DOI link should be embedded into the first page of the document itself. (DOI links can be obtained from the chapter/article page on elgaronline.com)

 

2. Posting the final published version online Open Access

If you would like to post the final published version of a book, chapter or article we offer Open Access options.

For more information and pricing please see our Open Access information page

 

3. Reusing your Elgar chapter or article in a new book

For books containing original research papers such as our scholarly monographs and handbooks we apply the convention that exists among academic publishers to grant permission free of charge, if your chapter/ article:-

  • is to be included in a book for an academic publisher that you are also an editor of, or

  • is to be included in a collection consisting entirely of your own work (though some chapters / articles in the collection may involve co-editors).

The new book must have a later copyright date and you will need to obtain permission from any co-authors.  You will also need to obtain permission for any parts of the materials that were attributed to another source.

Please contact PLSClear and complete the online form to obtain free permission.

 

4. Reusing figures or tables in a new publication

If you wish to reuse a figure, chart or table, and it is your own work we will grant this permission with no charge.  Please ensure that the publication date of the new publication is after the publication date of the original Elgar book or article, and fully reference the original publication. You will also need to obtain permission from any co-authors.

This permission does not cover any part of the materials that is attributed to another source for which you will also need to obtain permission.

Please contact PLSClear and complete the online form to obtain free permission.

 

5. Using your chapter from a scholarly book for teaching

We are happy for you to use the chapter or article that you have submitted to a scholarly monograph, handbook or journal for your personal teaching and in the course pack that you put together for your course.  This is restricted to one or two chapters from the book. 

The whole ebook may also be assigned to students if your institution purchases access through Elgaronline. 

Any electronic version must have access restricted, for example by password protecting the website where students are accessing it.  You do not need to contact us to use your chapter or article in your teaching as long as it is not publically available and is the submitted version.

 

6. Use in PhD theses

You may include an Elgar chapter, article, figure or table in your PhD thesis as long as you use the original submitted version and do not use more than one or two chapters.  The publication date of the thesis must be after the publication date of the Elgar chapter or article and must also fully cite the Elgar book or article.

This permission does not cover any part of the material that is attributed to another source for which you would have to obtain separate permission.

To obtain free permission please apply through PLSClear.

If the material is downloadable, you must ensure that the following text is prominently displayed

This is a draft chapter / article. The final version is available in [insert book title] edited by [insert editor(s) or author(s)], published in 20xx by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/978XXXXXXXXXX.000XX

The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.

The highlighted DOI link for your own chapter/ article can be found next to the official online version of your work on Elgaronline.

 

7. Other permissions

If you would like to use your chapter in a different way and it is not covered by the above options or by our general permissions page then please contact your commissioning editor or PLSClear who will be able to advise you: permissions@pls.org.uk