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How to get permission to use JSTOR articles in your work

Lauren Trimble

So you found the perfect figure, study, or text to support your scholarly work in an article or book in the JSTOR archive. You want to gain permission to reproduce or include some or all of this content in your work. What steps do you take next?

While JSTOR hosts scholarly book and journal content in its digital archive, it does not actually publish this content or have full rights to this material. So while we cannot grant these permissions (since they are not ours to give) we can point you towards who might be able to help you out. We recommend reaching out to the publisher or the journal or book in question for the permission information directly. A current list of our publishing partners can be found here. If contact information is available, it can be found by following the publisher’s name link on that page.

Another way to seek permissions for content is through the Copyright Clearance Center. This option is available depending on if the publisher has opted to manage the permissions process this way. In the right rail of any journal article, there is a link that says “More Rights Options.” From here you will be taken to the Copyright Clearance Center webpage where you may have the option to purchase the rights to the article. If the link does not resolve to these options, then seeking permissions through the Copyright Clearance Center is not available and you will need to contact the publisher directly.