Reproduction of SAA-Copyrighted Materials
The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) recognizes that reproduction of materials that have been copyrighted by the Society is valuable for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research. The Society, therefore, has established the following mechanisms to convey permission to reproduce copyrighted material and collect fees where appropriate.
How to apply for permission to reproduce SAA material in books and other media
Permission requests must be submitted in writing to SAA and must state the page, volume, and issue numbers of the material being requested and must include a description of the forthcoming publication in which the requested material will be incorporated.
The fee for reproduction is $15 for the first page or significant part thereof, and $10 for each additional page or significant part thereof.
Granting of permission by the SAA is contingent upon written permission of the author and payment of the required fee (both prior to the time permission is granted).
Direct permission requests to:
1111 14th St NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Download permission form here (pdf format).
Copies for education
The SAA has signed an agreement with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) to participate in the Academic Permissions Service (APS). CCC is thereby authorized to grant permissions to photocopy and to create photocopy anthologies for sale and/or distribution to the academic community. Two separate fees have been established:
Individual faculty member—no charge when the copies and anthologies are made and assembled by a faculty member, or
Institutional—$.05 per copy-page when the copies and anthologies are made and assembled at the individual faculty member's request by on-campus bookstores and copy centers or by off-campus copy shops and similar entities.
Copies for business and government
The SAA has signed an agreement with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) to participate in the Annual Authorizations Service (AAS) and the Transactional Reporting Service (TRS). These services allow for-profit and not-for-profit firms and corporations (excluding educational institutions) and government agencies to copy portions of SAA materials for internal use only (not for distribution to third parties) upon payment of royalty fees.
Typically, large corporations sign a license agreement with CCC to participate in the Annual Authorizations Service. The Transactional Reporting Service enables users (e.g., a small firm without an AAS license) to report each copy made from publications that have been registered by the SAA.
A base fee of $.50 plus $.10 per copy-page applies to all copies made under the AAS or TRS.
All other Reproduction
Authors of material copyrighted by the SAA may reproduce their own material in other publications written or edited by them without obtaining permission or making payment. All other reproduction requires written permission of the SAA, which must be shown in the published form with full bibliographic citation. Granting of permission by the SAA is contingent upon written permission of the author and payment of the required fee (both prior to the time permission is granted).
Subsequent editions require new application for permission, including renegotiation of financial arrangements with the SAA. Articles reproduced in full must include all tabular material and figures, footnotes or notes, and bibliography or references as originally published, unless the author agrees to deletions and a statement to that effect is published. Any excerpt must provide the proper context of the quotation. Any changes in material reproduced may be made only with the specific consent of the author, a copy of which must accompany the completed forms submitted to the SAA. Translations must be submitted to the author for his/her approval prior to publication.
When granted, permission is non-exclusive; unless otherwise specified it is valid throughout the world in the English and Spanish languages and in braille.
Material Now in the Public Domain
When SAA receives requests for use of copyrighted material that has entered the public domain, the requestor will be advised as follows:
"No permission or fee is necessary because the material is now in the public domain. The republished material, however, should include the full bibliographic citation.".