Please check to see if the article is designated as “ACS Author Choice” or “ACS Editor’s Choice” (also includes CC licenses). If so, contact [email protected] with your request, including the following information:
A link to the ACS article from which you wish to reuse content
The portion of content you wish to reuse (e.g., number of figures, entire article for thesis)
A description of where the content will be reused (e.g., name of journal, book title, thesis)
Public Domain and Crown Copyright, and Other Articles:
For articles in the public domain: Check the copyright notice that appears with the abstract or on the first page of the article/chapter.
An article is in the public domain if all of the authors of the article worked for the U.S. Government when the article was written. Requesters who want to use material that appeared in articles that are in the public domain do not need permission if the notice on the article/chapter states, “Not subject to U.S. Copyright,” and credit to another source does not appear in the figure/table caption, if you are using figures/tables from the article.
For articles subject to “Crown” copyright: Check the notice that appears with the abstract or on the first page of the article/chapter.
If all of the authors of a requested article worked for the governments of Australia, Canada, or the United Kingdom when the article was written, a “Crown” copyright notice appears. Write directly to the authors of the article for permission because the authors’ countries own copyright to the article.
For other articles not recognized by RightsLink or the ACS article delivery system: If the solutions above do not apply, it’s possible the error is with the article delivery system.
Send your request directly to the ACS Copyright Office at [email protected]. Send a permission request that includes a complete reference citation, the amount of material you want to use from the article/chapter (such as the specific ACS figure numbers), and where you plan to reuse the ACS material. Include your complete mailing address, your 24-hour fax number, and the specific deadline by which you need to receive our response.
Inquiries about the public domain and crown copyright should be addressed to [email protected].