The following information will assist you in understanding your responsibilities and in requesting permission to reproduce copyrighted material in your work. It is essential that all permission grants are submitted to Wiley together with your manuscript. Failure to do so may delay the publication of your book.

Your Responsibilities

  • Unless your contract says otherwise, as the author you are responsible for obtaining permission and paying any fees to use the third-party copyright material that your book and supplementary Web resources contain.
  • If you are a volume editor, ensure your contributors understand the requirements in these guidelines and provide proof of permission obtained at the same time they send you their contribution.


  • Permissions Guidelines: Summary Version: advice on what material requires clearance as well as what rights to ask for when making a permission request. 
  • Permissions Guidelines: Full Version: our permissions guidelines in full.
  • STM Association Guidelines: Before making a permission request, it is strongly recommended that you ascertain whether the publisher of the material is a signatory to the STM Association Guidelines. If the publisher has opted out of receiving express permission requests, you may simply cite the source of the material in the caption and note that it falls under STM opt-out.


  • Patient Consent Form: to use when obtaining informed patient consent. 
  • Wiley Permissions Request Form: to use where the rights holder does not employ an automated online solution for managing permissions (e.g. individuals, smaller publishers). 
  • Standard Release Form: to use when obtaining permission to publish images or quotations from people photographed, videoed, or interviewed during the preparation of the book (not patients).