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Commercial Re-use Guidelines for Open Access NAR Content

Definition of commercial use: any re-use of material from the Open Access part of Nucleic Acids Research (the Journal) for the commercial gain of the user and/or their employing institution. In particular,

  • re-use by a non-author/third party/other publisher of parts of or all of an article or articles in another publication (journal or book) to be sold for commercial purposes. Permission to reproduce selected figures would generally be granted free of charge, although OUP reserves the right to levy a fee for the use of these and/or the full text of an article/articles
  • the proactive supply of multiple print or electronic copies of items taken from the Journal to third parties on a systematic basis for marketing purposes. Permission for this kind of reuse should be obtained from the publisher, who retains the right to levy an appropriate fee
  • re-use by an author of parts of or all of an article in other publications from commercial organizations. Permission for this kind of reuse should be obtained from the publisher. We would consider this to be commercial reuse but would not normally charge a permission fee if the author is involved.

For permission to make any kind of commercial use of material from the Open Access version of Nucleic Acids Research (i.e. the online version), please contact the Rights and New Business Development department: Journals Permissions providing a full reference of the material you want to use and a brief description of the intended use. Please note that any income generated from permissions granted for this kind of use will be returned directly to the journal itself in order to help minimise the costs of making content from it available on an Open Access basis.