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American Sociological Association: Reprint Permissions
Teaching and research purposes. The ASA allows reproduction of its material for teaching and research purposes without permission and without fee. This policy allows instructions and educational institutions to photocopy isolated articles for non-profit classroom or library reserve. Although ASA holds the copyright to all material published in its journals, this policy allows uses such as:
• Reproduction for classroom use
Permission from ASA is not required if the copyright has expired. Material published prior to 1964 is now in the public domain and may be used without permission. Material published on or after January 1, 1964, has a copyright term of 75 years, during which time the ASA must be contacted for permission to reprint.
Organizations compiling coursepacks which will be reproduced and distributed on behalf of instructors or academic institutions should send their request to the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923. At this point, organizations requesting permission on behalf of an individual must inform that individual of ASA's policy on reproduction for teaching and research purposes, and may not state or imply that permission was granted from, or fees were collected by, the ASA.
Short passages of 200 words or less are considered fair use and do not require permission.
NIH Public Access Regulations. In response to the mandatory National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy signed into law in late 2007, ASA has modified its copyright policy to allow authors to make their final accepted manuscripts publicly available in institutional repositories 12 months after publication. For more information, click here.
An author of ASA copyrighted material may use her/his own material without permission in any volume of which s/he is sole author or editor.
Online use is limited to a secure or password protected server for a maximum of one year; digital rights management (DRM) should be utilized to prevent unauthorized reproduction. Posting for longer than one year requires an additional request and payment of an additional fee.
City & Commuity. To request permission to use material from City & Community, contact:
Contexts. To request permission to use material from Contexts, visit: http://caliber.ucpress.net.
Other requests for copyright permission should be directed to the ASA Executive Office. Requestors may use the online PDF form for their convenience or send an email with their request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The form includes complete procedures required to secure permission from ASA. Please allow 7-14 business days for your request to be processed.
If you need additional information, contact:
Jamie Lynn Panzarella