Copyright Information 2015


If you have written a published article, then the following "copyright information" applies. This information is also in the "Guidelines & Information for Authors" page (here).

Copyright: It is a necessary condition of publication that authors assign the copyright of that particular version of their article, including the abstract, to the Journal and publisher, the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP). Submission of the article and subsequent acceptance of the submission constitute that contract. Subject to any agreed revisions, the editors and publisher has the absolute right to sell this version of the exact published & formatted article - in hard copy or electronically. Further publication of this version (exact published format) is always possible with the permission of the IJP editors on behalf of the publisher. The author retains the natural copyright of their original material and ideas, and the copyright to any previous or subsequent versions of the article (as long as they are significantly different - by about 25%). The author can always use a copy of their article - in original or in exact published format - on their own website, available for single persons, or as a PDF download, and for their own personal use. Multiple copies of the published article; copies made available for seminars, or for training or academic course material; or copies of the published article made available for further sale; are all subject to the express written permission of the IJP editors; and a small permission fee will usually be charged. 

As the author, you will be given - on request - a PDF copy of your published article. You can use this PDF copy for your personal use, and - if desired - you may post it on your personal website. You may not distribute multiple copies of this PDF file to colleagues, students, mailing lists, etc.; nor may you print out multiple copies of this version for conferences, lectures, semnars or classes; nor may you sell copies of the PDF version.
If you want to distribute multiple copies, please get in touch with us ( there may be a small fee. 
You will also be sent a printed copy of the whole issue in which your article appears, in the post, sometime after publiation. 


If you have purchased a PDF file (as a download) of an article or a PDF of the "full issue"; or if you have downloaded a free PDF file of a Book Review; these are for private and personal use only. They should not be e-mailed to anyone, put on any website, or copied in any way electronically. You may take a print copy off your own computer for personal use. Multiple copies of a purchased PDF file - as for a lecture, or seminar, training or academic course material - or if made for onward sale, are forbidden under copyright conditions. Multiple copies can be made available for such uses, if and only if express written permission from the IJP editors is obtained beforehand, and a small "permission fee" may be charged.