AAUP Permissions Resources

Questions of copyright permissions can be thorny for both authors and publishers. The Association offers some useful resources, although these are not offered as a substitute for qualified legal advice.

AAUP Permission FAQ

These FAQs on author responsibilities and copyright guidelines were developed by the members of the AAUP Copyright Committee for use by university presses and authors. They are provided as guidelines that will give you information that may help you fulfill your copyright and permissions obligations. The FAQ resource was originally developed in 2006 and periodically updated; a revised and expanded edition was made available in 2018.

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Permissions Information Directory

To request permission to utilize copyrighted material controlled by a member of the AAUP, you must contact that press directly. The Association has compiled this directory of useful permissions guidelines, contacts, and imprints for each of our members. If you do not find the publisher or imprint you are looking for here, you may be able to find the correct publisher through the Copyright Clearance Center. You can also find more detailed contact information for AAUP Member presses in the Annual Directory.

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