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What type of permission do I need to seek?

Whether you are publishing your article on an OA basis or not, you will need to seek permission to reuse any content in which copyright is owned by a third party (the “rightsholder”) in your article. General guidance is provided in Using third-party material in your article.

Authors of OA articles can choose to publish under a license with fewer restrictions on reuse, especially if the article is published under a Creative Commons license (please see Copyright and licenses and www.creativecommons.org for further information). However, an author does not have the right to license the reuse of any third-party copyright material contained within an OA article, and so it is essential to obtain appropriate permission from the relevant rightsholder (please see “How do I request permission?” below)