What is the copyright policy for using already published material?

Different permissions apply for copyright licenses depending on whether the published material being reused is from a Frontiers article or a third-party publisher.


1. Reproducing material from a Frontiers article

You can use figures and any other material from articles published by Frontiers without a copyright licence according to the below terms of Frontiers Copyright Policy.

Under the Frontiers Terms and Conditions, authors retain the copyright to their work. All Frontiers articles are Open Access and currently distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits the use, distribution and reproduction of material from published articles, provided the original authors and source are credited, and subject to any copyright notices concerning any third-party content. For earlier articles, please check the online page for license details.


2. Reproducing material from a third-party publisher

If you would like to reproduce or adapt copyrighted figures or text from another publisher, you will have to acquire permission from the concerned publisher. You will have to request a publisher license, which includes the permission to publish the figures or text in a Frontiers article under a CC BY license. You may also be able to obtain a license by contacting the Copyright Clearance Center. Please note that we cannot publish figures that are under any other CC-BY license.

When submitting your article, include the license with the rest of your files. Please bear in mind that Frontiers will not cover any permission fees charged by other publishers for copyrighted material and it is the responsibility of the author to cover any supplementary charges.