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If you would like to reproduce material from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), books, or journals (Academic Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Focus, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Psychiatric News, and Psychiatric Services) published by the American Psychiatric Association and American Psychiatric Publishing, please fill out the permission request form. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing of your request.
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The DSM-5, published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), is scheduled for publication in May 2013. The actual content from DSM-5, including the diagnostic criteria and dimensional measures, are under embargo until publication in May 2013 and are currently not available for use or reproduction.
DSM-5 is a registered trademark, and all content, whether in final or proposed form, is protected by copyright held by the APA. All rights are reserved, and written permission is required from the APA for use in any way, commercial or noncommercial. Permission is not granted for use of the DSM-5 trademark.
We will start accepting requests to reproduce DSM-5 materials on June 1, 2013.
Requests for permission to reproduce DSM-5 materials will be considered for these uses:
For all DSM-5 requests we require:
A document attached to the online permissions request form that includes the tables as they will be reproduced in your publication. DSM material must match the source exactly, with the exception of style and format changes. Tables must show the copyright notice: Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, (Copyright 2013). American Psychiatric Association.
Uses needed, from the list above, must be clearly stated in the request. No blanket or derivative rights will be granted.
Please note that for DSM-5 requests, we will only grant up to 50% of the total number of diagnostic criteria in the book.
- Completed online permission request form.
Use of DSM-5 Content in Trainings/Seminars
Once DSM-5 has been published, and the content is final and publically available, we would be happy to discuss how the APA can be of assistance in ensuring clinicians obtain appropriate training to help them understand and correctly implement DSM-5. There will be a master course and other sessions on DSM-5 at the 2013 Annual Meeting in San Francisco (May 18-22).
Written permission is required from the APA for use of DSM-5 content in trainings/seminars, commercial or noncommercial. Requests for permission to reproduce DSM-5 materials for use in trainings/seminars will be considered starting on June 1, 2013.
Any non-APA training/seminars must include this disclaimer: DSM and DSM-5 are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this seminar.
Disclaimer must be included in all marketing materials and training materials. In addition, any trainings/seminars taking place prior to the release of the DSM-5 should take into account and clearly state that there will be editorial and content changes in the final phases of the publication process and that information presented in the seminar may be tentative and not final.
If you are interested in licensing the right to include content from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) in your electronic health record or other products, please fill out the permission request form.
Electronic product license requests will be considered for use in software or electronic health records only. Product must contain value added information in addition to our content. We will provide a quote after we receive your request via the online permissions request form.
Foreign Language Translation Rights for Books and Journal Articles
The American Psychiatric Association and American Psychiatric Publishing license translation rights to publishers only. Individuals with an interest in translating our books, journals or articles should contact a local publisher who might be interested, who should then contact our foreign translation contractor at John Scott & Co.
For more information on translating an APA or APP title, please contact:
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Types of Uses That Are Not Granted
Use of material in mobile applications such as ipad, itouch, iphone, android, blackberry, or any other devices
Use of DSM material in self-diagnosis tools
Use of the DSM trademark, which includes all DSM editions, for any purpose
American Psychiatric Association and American Psychiatric Publishing logos
Reproduction of entire DSM content in another publication or product
Questions regarding the rights and permissions policy may be directed to the APA Publisher (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions about permission requests may be directed to the APA Rights Manager (email@example.com). Requests for translation may be directed to the John Scott Agency (firstname.lastname@example.org).