Welcome to our Reprints and Permissions Guidelines page. Here you will find information about how to request permission to reproduce content published in our journals and web publications as well as information on how to order print and e-copies of individual articles.

Do I Need Reprints or Permission?

If you wish to distribute copies of a single article, journal, specific articles or book chapters to others for purposes other than scholarly/ academic teaching purposes, contact our reprints service. Our reprints service will enable you to purchase print copies of individual articles as well as e-prints. Custom reprint options are also available. Please include in your inquiry the name of the author(s)/ editor(s), title, and ISBN or ISSN as well as your contact information

If you wish to take material from WFL journals or websites (figures, extracts, abstracts, even full-text articles) and incorporate them into new works (e.g., newsletters, journal articles, book chapters, posters, presentations, reports, film), you will need to obtain copyright permission.

If you are not currently a subscriber and simply wish to obtain a single copy of an article for your own personal review, you may purchase 24-hour access to the article and its supplemental online materials.

If you are a translator, please note that it is our policy to grant options only to publishers or organizations. Therefore, if you are interested in translating a certain title, we ask you to inform us if you are already in contact with a publishing house or organization which would be willing to publish the translation. In this case, please contact us regarding further procedures.

Standard author reprints

Standard author reprints are an exact replica of the article as it appears in the published journal. Depending on the journal, standard reprints may also have a separate cover.

Custom author reprints

For some journals authors may personalize their reprints with the addition of a cover (where not offered as standard), company or institution's logo, or extra information.


An e-print is an encrypted PDF of a paper that can be hosted on a web site for download by multiple users. E-prints are sold on the basis of a certain number of downloads or a period of time, and the purchaser is alerted once this limit has been reached. E-prints are print-enabled, allowing users to print the PDF twice on each PC.

Author reprint ordering options

Pre-publication author reprints or "offprints" (Academic Journals only)

Most authors place an order for reprints before their article has been published, using the forms provided by the journal's editorial office on acceptance of their manuscript. If you are an author and you have not received a pre-publication reprint order form print please contact the offprints contact listed under the "reprint page" link of each journal's webpage.

Post-publication author reprints (All Journals)

Authors can also order reprints after publication of their article. This can be done electronically.

Electronic ordering for author reprints

Author reprints can be ordered online before or after publication. Alternatively, you can download the appropriate form below.

*Author reprints are solely for the author's personal, noncommercial use. For other uses, including use by an author's employer, see under "commercial reprints" below.

Commercial reprints

WFL journals contain some of the most highly cited and influential articles.

WFL commercial reprints are high quality, with specially designed covers and customization options. The reprints are an exact replica of the published article. All reprints are printed double-sided on premium 70# glossy paper in multiples of 100 copies. Title page covers may be included. These covers include the journal's logo, article title, author name(s), and citation information. Alternatively, if not subject to copyright restrictions, the issue cover of the desired journal may be added for an additional fee.

Reprints are saddle stitched unless the article is three to four pages, in which case the reprint is folded. Customers may purchase standard reprints in black and white or in color. Articles containing color may be purchased in black and white for which conversion charges will apply. Please be sure to carefully consider whether you can accept a color article in black and white.

Shrink-wrapping in bundles is recommended and offered at a small additional cost.

Customization options are available at extra cost:

  • Addition of disclaimer text and product codes
  • Addition of product information
  • Addition of a company name and/or logo
  • Addition of supplemental online material
  • Addition of a reproduction of the journal cover within which the article was published (when not restricted by copyright)

Orders can be shipped to more than one shipping location.

Standard reprints are shipped within 8-12 business days from proof approval. Rush schedule reprints are shipped within 5-7 business days from proof approval for an additional fee. Note: Customizations increase processing time.

Reprints are shipped Overnight or a comparable service. (Note: FedEx does not ship to all countries and territories.

The price of reprints depends on the number of pages in the article, the number of reprints ordered, whether the reprints contain color, if additional permission needs to be secured, and whether you require any custom options such as the addition of your product information or logo.

Every reprint requires the approval of the customer prior to printing and billing. Proofs will be provided by our reprint vendor, or from a WFL Commercial Reprints Representative.

Commercial reprints alerting service

If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail alert highlighting recently published content of commercial interest, please contact us.

To have our agent monitor your alerts and notify you when new content is published that may be of interest to you .

Multiple article reprints

To reprint an entire supplement, please contact us for availability and pricing.

To combine various articles into a reprint collection, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact us for information regarding options and pricing.

Issue reprints

Complete journal issue reprints are not available. To order back issues, please Contact for availability and pricing.

We have an active reprint copyright policy across the full range of titles published by WFL Publisher Ltd. including whole book reprints in the English language.

Please note that individuals or companies wishing to reprint a full articles, or to use specific material from books or Journals published by us, such as tables and selected chapters, List of journal contents, you must contact us and allow 4-6 weeks for processing of requests.