ESA Copyright and Permissions Policies

ESA Journals

Before publishing any manuscript, ESA and its publisher Oxford University Press require authors to complete an exclusive license to publish form. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible.

ESA and Oxford University Press offer a number of licensing options. Authors publishing in  American Entomologist, Annals of the ESA, Environmental Entomology, Insect Systematics and Diversity, Journal of Economic Entomology, or Journal of Medical Entomology have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. As part of the licensing process, you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select this option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access. 

All content published in Arthropod Management Tests, Journal of Insect Science, and Journal of Integrated Pest Management is made freely available online under an Open Access model.

Open Access articles are published under one of three available licenses, Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY), Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license (CC-BY-NC), or Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives license (CC-BY-NC-ND). Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licenses.

Unless published under an Open Access license, materials published by ESA may not be published elsewhere without prior written consent of ESA. Most permissions requests can be made and granted immediately online using the "Permissions" link accompanying each journal article online. If the necessary permissions cannot be granted through this link, contact the Oxford University Press permissions department at

More information on Oxford University Press licensing and author self-archiving policies can be found through the following links:

Thomas Say Publications

Permission requests for material published in Thomas Say Publications should be sent via email to the ESA publications department at Please include specifics on the content you would like permission to re-use and where it will be re-used.