Friday FAQs on O&G

Answers to frequently asked questions provided by the Obstetrics & Gynecology editorial staff.

Friday, December 6, 2013

How Do I Request Permission to Reuse Content From Obstetrics & Gynecology?
Denise Shields, Manuscript Editor
Denise Shields, Manuscript Editor
Content in Obstetrics & Gynecology is protected by copyright, and the copyright holder is the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College). Obstetrics & Gynecology’s publisher, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins/Wolters Kluwer Health, grants permission for reuse of material on the journal’s behalf. (The Editorial Office cannot grant permission to reuse content.)
Our publisher has set up an easy way for you to request permission via the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink®. All you need to do is navigate to the article from which you would like to reuse material. Be sure to click on the title so that you’re viewing the HTML version of the article (not the PDF). A link to RightsLink (ie, “Request Permissions”) is located in a box on the right-hand side of the page. Here is an example (the arrow indicates the link that you should click on).
ScreenShot of Permissions Link

Clicking on “Request Permissions” will open a new window within RightsLink, and you’ll be able to indicate how you want to reuse the material and obtain a price quote. In most cases, you’ll also be able to complete the transaction and obtain the permissions license instantly. Sometimes, the nature of your request requires review by Wolters Kluwer Health. If this is the case, you can continue the transaction and they will notify you of the decision via email.
Note that permission requests for publications of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (eg, Practice Bulletins or Committee Opinions), should be submitted via e-mail to The College’s full permission policy is available here.