Copyright Licence for Journals

In specialised industries – where being able to copy and share Scientific, Technical and Medical articles is vital to staying informed – ad-hoc content needs can arise.

Journal articles are copyright-protected. If your employees want to reuse a full article, part of an article or specific content such as figures, tables or graphs, they will need permission from the copyright owner to do so.

And when an article doesn’t fall under your existing copyright licensing arrangements, specific rights have to be cleared.

Content rights you need, when you need them

The Copyright Agency’s RightsPortal Journals online licensing platform makes it simple for you to reuse the specific pieces of content you need, when you need them. It unlocks Pay-Per-Use rights for more than 20 million scientific, technical and medical journal articles worldwide.

A Journals Pay-Per-Use Copyright Licence enables you to use journal content in a range of ways including:

  • Sharing journal content
  • Photocopying journal content
  • Using content in presentations and training materials.*

As we pay royalties to the creators whose works you reuse, you’ll foster the creation of new content which will benefit your organisation in the future.

3 easy steps to journal articles rights

  1. After identifying the journal article your organisation wants to re-use, visit the RightsPortal Journals section of the RightsPortal platform:
  2. Once you provide this information, we will let you know if the use is permitted and provide you with a licensing fee
  3. Go through the online checkout process to pay for the licence.

Key benefits to your business

  • Speed and efficiency

    Secure the rights to use journal articles quickly and efficiently

  • Ease of use

    Access our user friendly online portal anytime, anywhere

  • Peace of mind

    Allow your company to share journal content externally with permission of the publisher*

  • Value

    Obtain more use from valuable journal content obtained via subscriptions

  • Australian based

    Get assistance from our local support desk

Establish a world-best business practice

A Journals Pay-Per-Use Copyright Licence:

  • Grants one off rights not currently available under journal subscriptions and copyright licensing arrangements.* Fill the copyright compliance gaps in your organisations’ existing licensing arrangements.
  • Saves you time from having to locate and clear permissions with individual copyright owners. Our online licensing platform gives you access to reuse rights of over 20 million STM journal titles.
  • Reduces your risk of being brought into copyright dispute. Protect your organisation’s reputation and avoid potential litigation expenses.
  • Offers a fair fee structure. Our Pay-Per-Use fees are set by the journal publishers so they are in line with current international rates.

“In STM publishing, the APAC region is a force to reckon these days. We see an increase in APAC scientists who publish with us, and we see an increasing demand to consume high-quality STM content. At the same time, we see a growing interest in being copyright compliant. It’s Elsevier’s responsibility to provide easy ways to clear rights and to act in a copyright compliant way. To do that, we needed a trustworthy partner with a strong presence in the region. That partner is the Copyright Agency.”Rogier van Erkel,
Director of Rights & Transaction Sales,