If you are submitting a manuscript to Emerald, then you need to clear permission for anything that you have not created. This is a legal requirement. However, Emerald authors can benefit from the reciprocal free exchange of material from STM members. Please see below for full details.
Emerald is a member of the STM Association. This means that there are certain amounts of content published by other STM members that can be republished free of charge. These allowances include:
Things to be aware of (see STM Permissions Guidelines and Signatories for full details in all cases):
If you have included any material from a non-STM signatory member then permission needs to be cleared from the copyright holder directly before the material can be republished.
When you have cleared permission with the copyright holder, ensure that you include written or e-mailed confirmation (e.g. the permissions request form) when you submit your manuscript. Examples of a non-STM signatory include other publishers, websites, some government websites/documents, etc.
Please note that the copyright holder may be someone other than the author/publisher. If copyright is not held by the author or publisher either party may be able to direct you otherwise.
If you are republishing anything within your Emerald article or chapter that you or your co-authors have not created then permission to reuse this content needs to be cleared. This is a legal requirement. If permission is not cleared then both Emerald and authors expose themselves to potential legal risks.
Please ensure that you obtain written permission from the copyright holder before submitting your article. Failure to do so may lead to lengthy delays in production. Please note that if permission has not been cleared then Emerald will not be able to reproduce that specific content.
Where you are unsure whether to clear permission or not, always seek to obtain permission from the copyright holder. Generally they will be pleased to grant permission and appreciate the courtesy of being asked.
Check the STM members list, and review which publishers have opted out of receiving permissions requests.
The Permissions request form is available to help you clear permissions (although permission by e-mail/letter/fax is also acceptable). The Permissions checklist is to help you ensure that you have included all relevant permissions documents before submission.