Permissions, Licensing, and Reprints
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If you would like to reproduce material from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), books, or journals (The American Journal of Psychiatry, FOCUS, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Psychiatric News, The American Journal of Psychotherapy, and Psychiatric Services) published by the American Psychiatric Association and APA Publishing, please complete sections I, II, III, and VI of our permission and license request form. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing of your request. Permission requests will be processed in the order that they are received.
GAF and SOFAS Scales
The APA no longer endorses or licenses the Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (GAF) or the Social and Occupational Functioning Assessment Scale (SOFAS) for clinical or patient care. The GAF Scale has been replaced by the WHODAS 2.0.
DSM-5® is a registered trademark, and all of its content is protected by copyright held by the American Psychiatric Association. All rights are reserved, and written permission is required from the American Psychiatric Association for use in any way, commercial or noncommercial.
Requests for permission to reproduce DSM-5® materials will be considered for these uses:
For all DSM-5® requests we require:
- Completed online permissions and licensing request form.
- 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.
Use of DSM-5® Content in Trainings/Seminars
Written permission is required from the APA for use of DSM-5® content in trainings/seminars, commercial or noncommercial.
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.
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 permissions and licensing 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.
The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5® is available for licensing in two versions:
For researchers, available as PDF or Microsoft Word files. The SCID-5-RV is available by permission only. Customers will need to procure permission per research study, per training course, or per any other use. The file is available as non-modifiable PDF or as modifiable Microsoft Word.
For clinical trials, available as modifiable Microsoft Word files. The SCID-5-CT is available by permission only. Customers will need to procure permission per clinical trial, and the fee will be charged per number of copies reproduced. The file is available as modifiable Microsoft Word only. Customization of the file by Biometric Research is also available.
Quick Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5® Disorders (QuickSCID-5)
A purchase of the print book includes a license to photocopy QuickSCID-5 interview components for private clinical assessment use, up to 200 total copies per customer without charge.
Please visit the SCID-5 Product Page for more information about the different SCID-5 products.
In order to procure permission for the SCID-5-RV or the SCID-5-CT, please submit your request via our online permission and license request form, and complete sections I, II , IV, and VI. A quote will be issued for your request.
Foreign Language Translation Rights for Books and Journal Articles
American Psychiatric Association and APA 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.
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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 APA Publishing logos
- Reproduction of entire DSM content in another publication or product