Part 3 Ė Collection of Published Works
As a writer and researcher in your field, you are likely to work from a collection of published articles which have informed your studies for many years. At some point you want to publish your work but feel the necessity of presenting it in juxtaposition to articles you have collected.
In this situation (and others) be sure to prepare a carefully organized proposal and have it approved by a recognized academic publisher. In that proposal, clarify your plan to re-publish seminal articles, for some publishers will shy away from reprints of any sort.
Republishing is a legal question, with possibilities for demands for payment from the original publishers. As a writer, you might feel justified to simply reprint because you are giving full credit to the original author. However, despite your admirable intent, if you are doing this without permission, you may be violating copyright laws. No publisher wants to risk that.
Some well-known exceptions: Many works are so old that copyright no longer protects them, so they are in ďpublic domain.Ē Further, itís acceptable to quote a paragraph or two from an original manuscript. However, the decision to reprint an entire copyright protected article or book without permission is beyond the pale.
How is it possible to reprint? First, locate the publisher of the original article. Then write their permissions office and request permission, giving full details regarding your proposed use.
Secondly, when the author is still alive and reachable by mail or email, itís possible to make a request there, but typically he or she are subservient to the publisher to whom they have sold or assigned the copyright for the publication which includes the original piece.
This permission step is fraught with complications, too, as the publisher may request payment or may simply refuse to acknowledge your letter. In such cases itís just best to keep persistent until a response is received, or possibly to interact with the author or your colleagues to request their ideas on how best to approach the original publisher.
Donít give up.
In the final analysis, you may have to omit some important articles. And, for those cases, itís wise to cite the missing works and even include a paragraph or two illustrating their vital importance.
In any case, persevere in your purposeĖ the hallmark of a successful writer
(To publish a copy of this article, please write me at the same address and I will be happy to oblige.)
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