International Journal of Business Communication Copyright

Copyright for all articles published in the International Journal of Business Communication dated 1996 and later is vested in the Association for Business Communication.

Copyright for all articles published in the International Journal of Business Communication prior to 1996 is held by individual authors and permission to photocopy must be secured directly from the authors.

Permission to Photocopy

Articles in the International Journal of Business Communication dated 1996 and later may be photocopied freely for educational (noncommercial) purposes under the following conditions:

Use of the photocopies must be for educational purposes exclusively, not for commercial publication or for other commercial purposes of any type.

Citation of the source of the publication must be provided in full on the first page of each copied article as follows: the authors, date, article title, journal, volume, number, and inclusive pages. In addition, the following statement should appear on the first page: "Reprinted with the permission of the Association for Business Communication."

Restrictions on Permission to Photocopy

Reproduction in whole or in part for commercial purposes requires permission. You may request permission to use the article by following these steps.

Contact:  http://job.sagepub.com and select the “Request permission link.  You may also secure permission by contacting the Copyright Clearance Center at:  http://copyright.com or via email at:  info@copyright.com.

Photocopying of articles and chapters from ABC publications from 1995 and earlier is not covered. Individual authors hold the copyright to all materials published by ABC before 1996, and permission to photocopy must be secured directly from the authors.

Questions concerning copyright and photocopying should be directed to:

Jim Dubinsky
Executive Director
Association for Business Communication
323 Shanks Hall (0112)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061