Permissions AND REPRINTS

Re-use of material from The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews for Users and Third Parties

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews now uses RightsLink®, the automated, online permissions clearing system from the Copyright Clearance Center.

Requests to re-use or republish figures, tables, extracts and entire reviews can now be cleared online and a license providing details of the permission and the terms and conditions of the re-use is available for immediate download.

Simply follow the steps below to obtain permission via RightsLink® for material from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews:

  •  Locate the desired Review or Protocol on The Cochrane Library website
  •  Navigate to the appropriate Abstract page
  •  Click on the 'Request Permissions' link on the right-hand side of the page
  •  Follow the online instructions and select your requirements from the drop-down list
  •  Click on 'quick price' to get a quote
  •  Create a RightsLink® account to complete your transaction (and pay via a secure online system, where applicable)
  •  Read and accept our Terms & Conditions and download your license 

For further information follow the link to view the RightsLink® Slideshow

If your re-use request is not available via RightLink® please contact:

Gavin Stewart,

Associate Editor

The Cochrane Library

WILEY

gstewart@wiley.com

 

Re-use of material from The Cochrane Library website

For all enquiries related to the general re-use of material fromThe Cochrane Library website please contact gstewart@wiley.com

Authors of Cochrane Reviews

For all enquiries related to the co-publishing of Cochrane Systematic Reviews please contact gstewart@wiley.com

In return for signing the Licence for Publication form, the author(s) have the following rights to their own Cochrane Review:

  • The right to post the Review as an electronic file on the author's own website and/or the author's institution's website, using the PDF version of the Review available in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • The right to photocopy or to transmit online or to download, print out and distribute a reasonable number of copies of the published Review in whole or in part, for the author's personal or professional use including teaching purposes, but not for commercial purposes
  • The right to republish without charge all or part of any published review authored or contributed to by the author in a book written or edited by the author
  • The right to use selected figures and tables, and selected text, including the abstract and/or synopsis from the Review, for the author's own teaching purposes
  • Plain language summaries and abstracts (and translations thereof where these are available) of Cochrane Reviews published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
  • All or part of the CRG or other Cochrane Entity modules published as part of the About the Cochrane Collaboration database.

The author agrees that any and all copies of the Review or any part thereof distributed or posted by the author in print or electronic form will include the following form of acknowledgement and the relevant citation:

‘This review is published as a Cochrane Review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 20XX, Issue X. Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to comments and criticisms, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews should be consulted for the most recent version of the Review.’ Please include reference to the Review and hyperlink to the original version using the following format e.g. Authors. Title of Review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 20XX, Issue #. Art. No.: CD00XXXX. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD00XXXX (insert persistent link to the article by using the URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD00XXXX)

(This statement should refer to the most recent issue of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in which the Review was published)

If an additional license providing details of the permission and the Terms and Conditions of the re-use is required, follow the steps above to obtain the license via RightsLink®.

Cochrane Groups

Registered Cochrane groups (Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) and other Cochrane Entities) are entitled, without contacting the publisher, to re-publish on CRG and other Cochrane Entity websites, in email, or other Cochrane-related alerting services:

  • Plain language summaries and abstracts (and translations thereof, where these are available) of Cochrane Reviews published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • All or part of the CRG or other Cochrane Entity modules published as part of the About The Cochrane Collaboration database 


Cochrane Handbook Requests

Requests for academic re-use of Handbook material:
Requests for permission to re-use material from the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions for academic purposes should be directed to Julian Higgins at Julian.Higgins@bristol.ac.uk (this contact address is for Handbook material only, not for the re-use of material from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)

If a request is approved, permission will be granted free of charge on condition that the source is acknowledged.


Requests for commercial re-use of Handbook material:
Commercial re-use includes any use of the Handbook or Cochrane Review or website material that will be used in a product for which there is a monetary fee, and/or where it is associated in any way with any product or service. Please submit a copyright permission request form to: Duncan James, Permissions Manager, E-mail: djames@wiley.com at John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Please state “Cochrane” in the subject line of your email and note that the expected response time is currently 3 weeks.


Cochrane Collaboration Logo Requests

To request permission please contact The Cochrane Collaboration Secretariat: admin@cochrane.org 
Please visit The Cochrane Collaboration’s logo resources page for more details about the policy of use.


Translations of Cochrane Reviews.

Translation of Cochrane content

Translations of Cochrane content are a high priority for The Cochrane Collaboration. The policies and procedures for translations are currently being discussed and reviewed, and will be added to this location when completed. In the meantime, if you have queries related to translations or would like to translate Cochrane Reviews, or content from The Cochrane Library or other related content, please contact Juliane Ried (juliane.ried@cochrane.org).


Permission to translate Cochrane Reviews or other content in The Cochrane Library

If you would like to translate material from The Cochrane Library (including Cochrane Reviews), please contact: Juliane Ried (juliane.ried@cochrane.org), The Cochrane Collaboration.


Permission to translate the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions and other books in the Cochrane–Wiley Book Series

The policies and procedures for translations of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions are currently being discussed and reviewed, and will be added to this location when completed. In the meantime, if you have queries related to translations or would like to translate portions or entirety of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, please contact Jackie Chandler (JChandler@cochrane.org), The Cochrane Collaboration.
 
For other books in the Cochrane–Wiley book series, please contact Deborah Pentesco-Gilbert (dpentesc@wiley.com), Publisher at John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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