Copyright Permissions

Refer to Fit Copyright Guidelines below for fair use of our publications.

To obtain copyright permission to use or reprint published material from FiT Publishing books, journals and electronic resources, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center.

If you have any questions pertaining to copyrighted material, please contact us.

Fair Use Guidelines

In order to promote the distribution of scholarly work for educational purposes while also retaining authors’ and the publisher’s rights and interests, FiT Publishing (FiT), a Division of the International Center for Performance Excellence (ICPE) at West Virginia University, details below its guidelines for fair use and permissions request policy.

Articles published in FiT journals or passages from FiT books (including electronic resources) may be copied or reused without permission only in accordance with Sections 107, 108, and other provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act. For questions or requests relating to both non-commercial and commercial uses of material appearing in FiT publications, please refer to the guidelines below or contact us.

Journals

Please note that having a subscription to a print or electronic version of a FiT journal does not grant the right to reuse published articles without first consulting the guidelines below or contacting us.

In most cases, permission to reuse articles in FiT journals can be obtained through the Copyright Clearance Center at: http://www.copyright.com/.

While FiT guidelines do not align completely with those of the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, that organization provides a thorough synopsis of access to journals which may provide more insight in its Frequently Asked Questions about Journal Access page.

Authors

Authors of articles published in FiT journals may use their articles for their own teaching and scholarly work without obtaining permission.

Educational Use

Permission to copy articles for use in the classroom, either distributed directly to students or incorporated into a course pack, should be obtained through the Copyright Clearance Center. Some fees may be associated with permissions.

A scholar may use a portion of an article appearing in a FiT journal in a new work without requesting permission as long as the material reproduced does not exceed 1,000 total words or 300 consecutive words from the published source and it is properly cited. In addition, the material reused should not make up more than 10% of the new work and the material reused should not exceed more than 10% of the entirety of the published source. For material that exceeds those limits, please contact us.

Institutional Repositories

Authors of articles published in FiT journals may archive a PDF of their final published articles in their institution’s repository. Authors should instruct the repository to acknowledge FiT Publishing when archiving articles published in FiT journals with a formal/traditional bibliographical citation.

Authors are NOT granted permission to archive “pre-prints” of their articles (i.e., an article accepted but not yet published) in their institution’s repository.

Publishers

Publishers who wish to reuse articles, figures, graphics, tables, or other copyright protected material appearing in FiT journals should contact the Copyright Clearance Center and provide the journal name, volume, issue number, article title, and page numbers for the requested material, and how it will be used in the new work. Some fees may be associated with permissions.

Books

Please note that purchasing a FiT publication does not grant the right to reuse published material without consulting FiT Guidelines for Fair Use or contacting the Copyright Clearance Center.

Please also note that FiT Publishing can only grant permission for material copyrighted by FiT and West Virginia University. Occasionally FiT will publish or sell a product in which an author or another entity retains copyrights. The copyright page of our publications identify the copyright holder of our published works.

Authors

Authors of books or book chapters published by FiT Publishing should contact us to request reuse of published material.

Educational Use

Permission to use material published in FiT titles in the classroom, either distributed directly to students or incorporated into a course pack, should be obtained by contacting the Copyright Clearance Center. Some fees may be associated with permissions.

A scholar may use a portion of text or a chapter appearing in one of FiT titles in a new work, without requesting permission as long as the material reproduced does not exceed 1,000 total words or 300 consecutive words from the published source. In addition, the material reused should not make up more than 10% of the new work, and the material reused should not exceed more than 10% of the entirety of the published source. For usages that exceed those limits, please contact us.

Publishers

A publishers seeking to reuse chapters or passages, figures, graphics, tables, or other copyright protected material appearing in FiT titles should contact the Copyright Clearance Center and provide the title of the book, authors/editors, and page numbers for the material being requested, and how it will be used in the new work. Some fees may be associated with permissions.

Electronic Resources

FiT eBooks and electronic journals have the same copyright protection as their printed book and journal counterparts. See above for policies regarding fair use of material published in FiT books and journals.