Suggested wording when contacting publishers

Suggested wording for use by authorswhen contacting publishers to request permission for adding publications to ORA. Please use and edit the wording as you think most appropriate.

Suggested wording for Oxford authors to use when contacting publishers for permission to include items in ORA

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to request permission to include the following [article/book chapter/other publication*] published/to be published in [name of journal/book/publication], in the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA).

[Article/Chapter/Item details]

The Oxford University Research Archive ( is a repository for research publications and other research materials produced by members of the University of Oxford. Please note that items submitted to ORA will be made available free of charge and for non-commercial use only.

I should like to include the bibliographic details, abstract and full-text (as was published) of the [article/[book chapter/other publication*] in ORA and make them freely available via the Internet. The copyright holder will be acknowledged and a link to the journal homepage provided.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

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