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Copyright - Using Your Published Materials

Guide for authors who wish to use previously published articles in new works, like theses or dissertations.

Purpose of this guide

The publication process for articles often involves signing copyright over to the journal publisher.  This can create obstacles for writers who would like to re-use their work; for example, students who wish to include their published article in their thesis or dissertation. 

This guide serves to help students, and other article authors, find how to obtain the necessary permissions to republish their own work.  It focuses on reuse in theses and dissertations, and includes major publishers' copyright information, as well as links to publisher sites, alphabetically arranged by publisher name in the left hand navigation menu.  If you are unsure of the publisher for a journal, search for the journal title using your preferred search engine, or contact your librarian.  For more general guidance on copyright, please see the 'Copyright' guide.

The following resources may also be helpful to students preparing their theses/dissertations: