Copyright and reprints

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WCPT's reprints policy and procedure

Policy

WCPT owns the copyright for all its publications. However, in general, it is happy for any of its publications to be reproduced, in whole or part; for its documents to be used as the basis for statements by other organisations; or translated into languages other than English. However, attributing WCPT is essential, and organisations must consult WCPT before going ahead.

General terms and conditions

WCPT is a confederation of over 100 national physical therapy organisations. It works to improve global health by: representing the physical therapy profession internationally; encouraging high standards of physical therapy research, education and practice; supporting communication and exchange of information among regions and member organisations of WCPT; collaborating with international and national organisations.

WCPT produces a range of materials to support the work of member organisations and advance the profession internationally.

While specific reprint policies apply to each WCPT publication (see procedures relating to specific content), in general, WCPT is happy for materials to be used electronically, online or in print for the advancement of the profession, as long as the following conditions are followed:

  • material may be consulted online, printed out directly or downloaded and saved to personal computers
  • if an organisation wishes to reprint a document in part or as a whole then permission should be sought from WCPT
  • no changes (including additions and deletions) should be made to the copied or reused material without prior written approval
  • explicit permission must be obtained by any organisation wishing to reproduce any publication/website content:
    • in quantities of 50 or more,
    • in a language other than English,
    • if it is being used in a class or for training purposes where participants are required to pay a fee, or
    • reprint material in a publication, eg newsletter.

Procedure

Reprint/permissions requests

All permissions requests should be submitted on the form provided either via e-mail to info@wcpt.org or fax (+44 20 7931 6494).

Permission applies only to the material and use specified in any correspondence. New requests should be made for any subsequent use.

Translation

Permission from WCPT must always be sought by any individual or organisation wishing to translate its materials into languages other than English.

Charges

There may be a charge for reprinting or use of material. This will be determined on a case by case basis.

Procedures relating to specific content

  1. Keynote papers
    The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) publishes Keynotes, occasional papers dealing with important professional, practice and policy issues relevant to physical therapists across the world and to the development of physical therapy internationally. They are written by independent authors and are intended to generate discussion. They do not necessarily represent WCPT's opinion.
     
    As a service to physical therapy worldwide WCPT is happy for the pdf documents to be consulted online, printed out directly or downloaded and saved to personal computers for personal use. If organisations wish to reprint them in part or as a whole then permission should be sought from WCPT. No changes should be made to the material without prior written approval of WCPT.
     
  2. WCPT News
    WCPT News provides news and information from member organisations, regions and subgroups. It also includes reports on WCPT initiatives and Executive Board and General Meeting decisions, and opinion articles on international issues relevant to the profession. 
     
    News items and features may be reprinted and used by WCPT’s member organisations, regions and subgroups, so long as:
    • the item is referenced appropriately and the following wording added: "Used with the permission of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy" and
    • the material will not be used for commercial or for-profit purposes without permission.
     
    Other individuals and organisations should seek permission from WCPT.
     
  3. Policy documents
    WCPT's policy statements set out its agreed stance or opinion on a range of topics.  They are important tools for informing health and social policy around the world, and furthering the development of the profession and service delivery.  There are four categories of WCPT policy documents: education; professional issues; professional practice; social issues.  Many policies are supported by additional resources, such as guidelines or dedicated areas of the WCPT website.
     
    WCPT’s member organisations, regions and subgroups may reprint and use these documents. Where documents can be edited to provide contextual information/clarity this is indicated within the document. Otherwise no changes should be made to the copied or reused material without prior written approval of WCPT.

    Other individuals and organisations should seek permission from WCPT.
     
  4. Website content
    Information from individual website pages may be copied, downloaded and distributed so long as:-
    • WCPT is acknowledged as the source
    • the WCPT website address is provided
    • the date the material was downloaded or copied is state

No changes should be made without prior written approval of WCPT

All reprint requests should be submitted on WCPT's reprints request form.

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