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Publications: Copyright and Permissions


All content published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists is protected by copyright.  This includes journals, items from RCPsych Publications (books and multimedia), CPD Online, Trainees Online, public education materials (patient leaflets) and all of our website content.

Should you wish to reproduce any of this content, we are usually happy to give permission, though in many cases we will charge a fee.

To seek permission:

Use of journal and book content

For all permissions, including commercial and non-commercial republications, please see the 'Use of Journal and Book content' page and use the PLS Clear search box.

Use of leaflets and other content from our website

Permission requests for anything on the College website - including leaflets (Public Education material), College Reports, Position Statements and Occasional Papers - should be sent to: 


Please include details of the content you wish to use and the manner in which it is to be used.


We do not grant permission for any College leaflets to be reproduced on other websites.

Enquiries about journal article reprints

Requests for journal article reprints should be emailed to the Director of Publications and eLearning.

Notes for authors


Users of the content may make brief quotations (100 words) on condition that attribution to the author(s), the title of the work, citation and DOI (for journals) is maintained.


Users of subscription-only journal content may make single print copies of an article for personal use.


Librarian and institutional subscribers may use the journal content according to the Institutional Subscriber License Agreement Terms.


Users may not, without permission: alter, recompile, systematically copy, resell, redistribute or republish (beyond the brief quotations permitted) any content.

For any other enquiries, please email:


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