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Welcome to Guilford's permissions and copyrights page, where you will find all the information you need to request permission to use Guilford's copyrighted material. If you are new to our site, you may want to check out our Frequently Asked Questions below.

To request permission to use material from a Guilford book or journal you must submit your request in writing. You can choose from one of the options below.

For translation rights queries, please contact us through our Foreign Rights and Translation page.


How do I request permission?
Guilford participates in many of the Copyright Clearance Center's (CCC) programs including academic coursepack and republication uses. The CCC is the fastest way to clear permission. Many kinds of permissions can be cleared right on their website.

You may also apply directly to Guilford Press for permission. Please fill out one of our online permission forms or submit your request in writing. To request permission for coursepack/educational use, please fill out and submit our Coursepack/Educational Request Form. For all other requests, please use our Republication Request Form.

If you prefer, you can mail to Guilford Press 72 Spring St. New York, NY 10012, fax your requests to +1-212-966-6708 or e-mail them to permissions@guilford.com.

Due to the large volume, requests to Guilford Press will take two to three weeks to process. Please note that Guilford's response time to each request depends upon accuracy and completeness of the form you have filled out. If your deadline is sooner, please notify us and we will try to accommodate your needs.

You will receive confirmation of permission in writing. Permission is not considered granted except by written communication from Guilford or the CCC, and when any fees are paid.


What information do I need to include in the request?
Please include the following:

  • The title and author of the Guilford publication. If it is a journal or newsletter, please provide the volume number, issue number, and date.
  • The pages or pages containing the material you wish to use. This is very important, as we need to verify the rights on each request. On audiocassettes or videos, please provide the time sequence.
  • If you wish to use a figure, chart, table, or illustration, please provide the figure number and the page number.
  • The specific nature of the use. Please describe how you will use the material and what the format will be, for example photocopies for classroom use, transparencies for a lecture, etc.
  • For duplication requests, the number of copies you wish to make.
  • For request to reprint material in another book, the number planned for the first printing, as well as the approximate number of pages in the finished book.


Disabled Student Requests for electronic texts:
Disabled Student requests cannot be submitted using the online forms. Please send such requests on university letterhead via mail, fax or email:

    Guilford Press
    Attn: Customer Service
    72 Spring St.
    New York NY 10012
    fax: 212 966 6708
    email: info@guilford.com

Frequently Asked Questions:

What kinds of things do I need to request permission for?
You need to obtain permission from Guilford to quote from or to reuse materials found in our books, journals, newsletters, audio programs, software, and videos. Some examples of materials are prose selections, figures or tables, full chapters, video frames, etc. Examples of reuses include books, dissertations, articles, conference or workshop materials, student course packs, etc. Permission is required even if you do not intend to charge for the use of the material. There is no set number of words or lines that may be used without our written permission. If you are not sure, it is best to request permission anyway. We reserve the right to deny permission for certain Guilford products.

If the material in the Guilford title is labeled "reprinted" or "reused with permission," that means we do not control the rights to the material and you are advised to contact the source cited.


How long will it take to get permission?
Due to the large volume, requests to Guilford Press will take two to three weeks to process. Please note that Guilford's response time to each request depends upon accuracy and completeness of the form you have filled out. If your deadline is sooner, please notify us and we will try to accommodate your needs. You may also want to try to clear the permission at the Copyright Clearance Center. Many kinds of permissions can be cleared right on their website.


When do I need to request permission?
You need to obtain written permission from Guilford before you use the material.


Are there fees involved?
We charge reasonable fees depending on the nature of the use. If you feel there is a reason that you should not be charged, please include that information with your request. If your request falls under the guidelines of Fair Use, we will let you know, and there will be no charge. The Guilford title must be properly cited in all cases.


Do you allow materials to be posted on Internet sites?
Permission to post materials on an Internet site is processed the same way as print permission, and a limited number of such permissions are granted. You must obtain written permission from Guilford before you post the material. Permission is required even if your website can be accessed at no charge. Please include the URL where the material will be posted, whether it is password protected or not, and information on how the material will be used.

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