Copyright, Rights and Permissions

Copyright, Rights and Permissions

The Inter-Disciplinary Press is a part of Inter-Disciplinary.Net, a not-for-profit research and publications network registered in England No: 0549448. We consequently have a dual obligation both to our legal constitution and to our founding ethos that requires us to fully reinvest any surplus funding left over from our activities after paying costs. This means our fiscal model demands a number of things with respect to what we publish in order for us to survive and move forward with new publishing ventures.

The primary requirement is that all authors who publish with the Inter-Disciplinary Press must assign copyright to us before we can publish your work. We can categorically assure you that you will not lose any rights or control over your work at all. You will retain all moral and other rights – other than copyright – over your work.

We require copyright rights for a number of reasons:

  • to ensure that we offer you the highest possible international protection against unauthorised use or reproduction of your work.
  • in order to be able to respond quickly and efficiently to all requests by third parties for reproduction and other permissions.
  • we hold licensing and other distribution agreements with other companies and agencies in the publishing industry for the purposes of disseminating knowledge, databasing, bibliographic indexing, abstracting and archiving – all of which require us to hold copyright if you are to benefit from the end result of these services.
  • we hold license agreements, for example, with copyright licensing agencies, for which we may receive a fee for granting access to copyright materials. Apart from money earned from the sale of each book, eBook or journal, this is a vital source of income for us as a not-for-profit company.

You are more than welcome to use material originally published by the Inter-Disciplinary Press in other contexts and with other publishers. All we require is a standard publisher’s acknowledgement: “This article/a version of this article/parts of this article originally appeared in name/title/date, first published by the Inter-Disciplinary Press”. You may do this free of charge: all we insist upon is proper acknowledgement as the original publisher and copyright holder.

Materials published with us may also be placed in University repositories subject both to a) proper credit as the original publisher and b) that because of our not-for-profit status, no charge may be made by the repository for granting access to such materials.

This is a general statement of our permissions and rights, and we naturally recognise it does not cover a multitude of different scenarios and contexts. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or require clarification of our policies. You should contact us via email: