John Benjamins Copyright Policy

(Last updated: 17 January 2023)

It is the policy of John Benjamins Publishing Company to acquire the copyright to all contributions in its books and journals. Ownership of copyright by one central organization ensures maximum protection against infringement; it also ensures that requests by third parties to reprint a contribution, or part of it, are handled efficiently and in accordance with a general policy which is sensitive both to international copyright legislation and to encouraging the dissemination of knowledge. 

Authors are required to ensure that they have obtained all the necessary rights/permissions for any third-party materials used in their publication with John Benjamins. Those rights should cover perpetual world-wide distribution in print and electronic format.

The author of an article in a journal or edited book volume retains the following rights:

Self-archiving options

Authors of articles in journals

Authors of articles in books (edited volumes)

For any other (re-)use permissions, please contact the Rights & Permissions department of John Benjamins Publishing Company.

For more information on Open Access options, visit our Open Access information page.