Copyright and Reusing Materials in Manuscripts
Eisenbrauns, like other publishers, requires authors submitting
materials for publication to get appropriate permission for any re-use
of previously published material that remains under copyright. It is
the author's responsibility to secure appropriate permission for any
such re-use, and Eisenbrauns requires that all authors sign a
statement that they have received permission and to forward copies
of permissions for our files.
This requirement covers the use of both written materials and any graphic materials (photographs,
A question often asked is: how far back does material remain under
copyright protection? or to put it differently, how old does something
have to be before I can just use it, without asking for permission? The answer is
not simple, and we can only summarize the basics (though please
note that this only covers works published in the U.S.A.):
- Works published before Dec. 31, 1923, are now in the public domain.
- Works published during
the years 1924-1963 are under copyright for 28-67 years, depending on whether copyright
was renewed when it first expired.
- Works published from 1964-77 are protected for 95 years from
the date of publication.
- Works published outside the U.S. are usually under copyright for either
50 or 75 years from the date of death of the author; laws vary from country
to country, and it is always better to be safe than sorry.
For a more comprehensive discussion of the matter, see The Chicago Manual
of Style, 15th edition, §§4.19–4.29.
You might also be interested in these links:
Eisenbrauns Publishing Program What we publish, and why; how to submit a proposal, and
- Copyright and Reuse Information Making sure we have the right to publish what you send us.
- Rights and Permissions Information on reprints, translations, and other uses of an Eisenbrauns title.
- Eisenbrauns Guidelines
for Authors and Editors [PDF, 220 k]This is only available in PDF format because
of its use of special fonts. If you don't already have it, you will need a copy of the free
Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file.
- Image GuidelinesTips and guidelines for ensuring that your figures, illustrations, and photographs print as desired.
- Guidelines for editors
of multiauthor publications [PDF,
28 k]Additional help for editors of symposia, festschrifts, and the like.
- Ad Submission Guidelines Information on providing advertisements for journals that we typeset.
- Electronic Text Preparation Suggestions and Instructions Tips for easing the transition process from your word processor to our typesetting and publishing systems.
- Submitting Unicode-Ready Manuscripts How to know that the text you're using is Unicode-ready.
- Desk Copies Information on desk copies for professors interested in reviewing a title for possible classroom use.