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Dear Journal Contributor,

Please find below important information and guidelines for Berghahn Journal article authors.

Using third-party materials in your article

When your article is accepted for publication, you must clear any required reproduction rights for any figures, photos, or text belonging to a third party, including any content found on the internet unless you can provide proof that no explicit permission is needed. Authors should request nonexclusive worldwide rights in all formats and media (print and online). Your journal's Editor will require written correspondence attesting to the granting of permission. Should a fee be required, please first check that the quality of the materials you would receive is acceptable to the journal. Please also note that contributors are responsible for clearing any fees related to the reproduction of any copyrighted materials.

Further information, including the preparation and technical requirements of these materials can be found in our artwork guidelines.

If you're uncertain about the permissions necessary for third-party materials, below are several resources that can offer you advice on how to determine what permissions are required and how to understand when materials fall under the fair use act or public domain.


Stim, Richard. 2010. Getting Permission: How to License and Clear Copyrighted Materials Online and Off. Fourth Edition. Berkeley CA: Nolo Press.


Library of Congress, Copyright Office:
Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center:
The Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS):