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When seeking permission to reproduce any kind of third-party material from rightsholders, please tell them the license you are likely to publish your work under, and the license conditions. For example:

[license] the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), [terms] which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

The third party can grant you permission either to include their material under the same terms as the license or to include their material with reuse not permitted (please see “How should I prepare my paper?” below for information on appropriate captions in each case).

You will also need to ask for the following:

  • Non-exclusive rights to reproduce the item within your article in [the named scholarly journal], for a specialist academic readership on an open-access basis.
  • Print and electronic rights in perpetuity (i.e., no time-limited licenses) to cover reproduction of the material in an online version, available to customers.
  • Worldwide English-language distribution rights.
  • If an image, 300 dpi minimum resolution (please refer to the journal’s instructions for authors for more details).