Copyright Permissions

Copyright Permissions requests are open to authors or organisations developing resources for the benefit of mothers and babies.

Vacca Research Permissions

Vacca Research's general policy for use of content published in any form by Vacca Research is as follows:

A. Content Description - Detailed description of the material that you wish to reproduce, e.g., article name or specific excerpts, author or sponsor, and the URL or publication page and figure number.

B. Intended Use - Detailed description of both where and how you wish to use the Vacca Research Material, including:

  • Complete description of your distribution media (e.g. internet, electronic, print or other)
  • Complete description of the type of publication that will carry the Vacca Research Material (e.g. book, journal, newsletter or other)
  • Synopsis of said publication
  • Complete bibliographic information on said publication (e.g. author, affiliation, past publications or other relevant data)
  • Publication's mission statement (brief description)
  • Publication’s circulation
  • Fees, if any, payable by your readers or any other related compensation
  • Complete contact information for the company or individual for which the Vacca Research Material is being requested, and the name of the party acting as agent, if applicable
  • A copy of the publication in which the Vacca Research Material will appear or link thereto, and the estimated publication date, as applicable



How long will it take to process my request?

We do our best to respond to permission requests within 10 days. In some cases it may take longer.

We do our best to accommodate RUSH requests as we receive them. Any expedited requests, however, should include the word "RUSH" in the subject line and a desired delivery date in the email, so that such requests may be managed accordingly.

Following the permission request instructions described above will allow us to better expedite your request. If a request is incomplete, we cannot guarantee that it will be processed in a timely manner. We may find it necessary to return incomplete requests and ask for additional information.


There are some exceptions to Vacca Research's general permissions policy, whereby we permit limited third party use of materials published by Vacca Research. Note that this is not a complete list of exceptions and Vacca Research reserves the right to evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis, and will provide an explanation for any denial of a permission request.

  1. Third Party Content: Some materials published by Vacca Research may be subject to third party copyright ownership. Examples include articles from medical journals, news articles, and anatomical line drawings: In these cases, Vacca Research is not the copyright owner but has been granted permission by the applicable copyright owners to use their materials by Vacca Research. If you wish to use such third party content, you must obtain use rights from the third party owner. If you are unsure as to the owner of the copyright for a particular piece of content, please ask and we will do our best to direct you to the appropriate party.
  2. Electronic Republishing or Reprinting: We do not allow our articles or materials to be reproduced in full on any website. You may include a link to the article on your site, but may not reproduce the material in its entirety. This restriction also applies to reproductions on bulletin boards, in emails, electronic newsletters, or any other mediums. The only exception may apply to educational institutions and their online syllabi, or password-protected websites related to a specific instructor or course, or for internal training purposes.  Requests for educational exceptions are to be submitted via email to
  3. Legal and Regulatory Uses: Vacca Research's legal department must review and approve in writing all such requests.

Linking Policy

For any article published by Vacca Research, you may post the title, the author, and a brief summary of the article (or teaser), along with the URL linking to on your site. Also, include a note after the link to the article notifying your readers that to view the entire article (and all other content on, a subscription registration may be needed.

Obtaining original graphics, high resolution

In the case of archived material, we may not have the original or high-resolution graphic copies to make available for use. We cannot be responsible for obtaining these on your behalf; however, if we think the author may be able to assist, we can ask the author's permission to be contacted by you to obtain the material. We take our contributors' privacy seriously; we will not give out personal information without consent.

We occasionally receive requests for high resolution images.  All images are provided at the “original resolution” at which they were created. If higher resolution or creation of new images are requested, it will be routed to our sales department and a fee may be charged.


Any required fees will be indicated in our response to your permission request, and before granting permission will ask you to accept the price quote before issuing the grant letter and invoice.

Thank you for your attention. Please email all Permissions queries to