Rights and Permissions

Reprint Permissions

Thank you for inquiring about procedures for granting permission to reprint materials copyrighted by the University of Pittsburgh Press. All permission requests are handled by email. Please allow at least three weeks for a reply.

Address inquiries to:

Margie Bachman, Subsidiary Rights Manager
email: mbachman@upress.pitt.edu

In order to receive your reply as promptly as possible, your permission request should include your complete mailing address, as well as the following information about your publication:

  • The nature of your publication/project
  • The publisher/institution/organization with whom it is under contract
  • The number of copies to be printed
  • The approximate retail price of each copy
  • The approximate date of publication
  • The format/edition of the publication: cloth, paper, audio or videocassette, DVD, CD, CD-ROM, e-book, etc.
  • Where you are requesting distribution rights: North America only, world, etc.
  • The language in which it will be published
  • Editions or supplements planned (e.g., Braille, large type, or other editions for readers with disabilities; transparencies, tapes, or other supplemental material to accompany publication that will make use of reprinted material)

If your request is for permission to use material for a second time, please email a copy of your original permission letter and/or the date the permission was originally granted. We also require the following information about our publication (whether it is in print or out of print):

  • Title of book
  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Page numbers on which material appears
  • Exact material to be reprinted: a precise description or photocopy of original pages and/or your manuscript pages

For reprint requests, if you have already received approval from the author, please provide correspondence from him, her, or them confirming this.

Please keep in mind that the Press will charge a fee, based upon the above information, for permission granted.

Your reply from us will specify the rights that the University of Pittsburgh Press will grant for reprinting the material requested.

Photocopy Permissions

In order to receive our reply as promptly as possible, your permission request should include the following information about your photocopy use:

  • The specific class/course/workshop for which the photocopies will be made
  • The name of the professor/instructor teaching the class/course/workshop
  • The university/institution/corporation at which the class/course/workshop is being taught
  • The number of photocopies to be made
  • The semester/term and year in which the photocopies will be used

We also require the following information about the material you wish to photocopy (whether it is in print or out of print):

  • Title of book in which material appears
  • Book’s author/editor
  • Year of publication
  • Page numbers on which material appears
  • Title of the chapter, poem, essay, or short story to be photocopied

Please keep in mind that the Press will charge a fee for permission granted.

Address all inquiries to:

Margie Bachman, Subsidiary Rights Manager
email: mbachman@upress.pitt.edu

Translations

All questions concerning international language rights should be directed to:

Margie Bachman, Subsidiary Rights Manager
email: mbachman@upress.pitt.edu