Initially, the author(s) own the copyright to their work. However, when the author(s) submit their work (i.e., journal article, book, manuscript, etc.) for publication, many publishers require the author(s) to contractually sign over the rights.
Obtaining the publisher’s permission to use copyrighted materials can be time consuming. For example, you may need to contact each author on the copyrighted material, or the publisher may have merged with another company, or the publisher does not have a formal Permissions system, etc. To account for the aforementioned and unexpected delays, it is recommended to allow at least 6-8 weeks for the copyright owner/publisher’s response.
If the UT Southwestern authorized user is interested in using copyrighted content (i.e., images, drawings, tables, figures, or substantial sections of a book, etc.) from subscribed resources, the user should:
You may be required to provide the following information in the Permissions Request form or letter:
Getting Permission - Copyright Crash Course - LibGuides at University of Texas at Austin (utexas.edu)- includes a sample written request for permission