Copyright: How To Request Reprint Permission

Articles and books published by AOTA or AOTA Press; materials on the AOTA Web site; and other materials published by AOTA are copyrighted by AOTA and may not be published elsewhere, in whole or in part, without permission from AOTA.

AOTA copyrighted materials include The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT), OT Practice, OT Week, SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, AOTA's OT Practice Pulse, AOTA Alerts, online workshops, and single-title publications.

AOTA has partnered with the Copyright Clearance Center to meet our readers’ licensing needs. The Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink™ service enables readers to quickly and easily purchase reprints and obtain permission to reuse content from AOTA publications.

All requests to reprint and abstract articles or other AOTA copyrighted materials, whether in printed, recorded, or electronic format, must go through the Copyright Clearance Center. To request permission, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at

If AOTA grants permission to use copyrighted materials, AOTA must be properly identified as the original publisher and copyright holder. As a courtesy, those using the materials should contact the author of the material for permission to reprint as well. In the case of two or more authors, the permission of the senior author is sufficient.

Note that AOTA cannot grant permission to use content that has been reprinted from another source. AOTA and AJOT authors retain certain rights to use their published material as outlined in their author agreements and contracts.

AJOT Permissions

To obtain permission to reprint material from an AJOT article, go to and locate the article that contains the content you want to use. Go to the article, then click on the Rightslink logo; you will be redirected to the RightsLink Web site to complete the permissions process. You can also visit the RightsLink site directly.