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All IAEA scientific and technical publications are protected by the terms of the Universal Copyright Convention as adopted in 1952 (Geneva) and as revised in 1971 (Paris). The copyright has since been extended by the World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva) to include electronic and virtual intellectual property. Permission may be required to use whole or parts of texts contained in IAEA publications in printed or electronic form.

Permission to Reproduce IAEA Copyrighted Material

In general, users may download and print content from IAEA publications, or make copies for their own use. In addition, excerpts from IAEA publications may be included in documents, presentations, web pages and teaching material, provided that acknowledgement of IAEA is given. The citation: Title of the material, © IAEA, publication year (if available) and page number and URL as applicable. 

Users are encouraged to link to the publications from their websites, but we ask that the relevant landing page is used, rather than linking directly to the pdf. An example of a landing page is Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

Enquiries and requests for permission to reproduce IAEA copyright material in commercial products should be addressed to the IAEA Publishing Section at:

Publishing Section
International Atomic Energy Agency
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 100
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 2600 22417
Email: sales.publications@iaea.org

Please note that permission to reproduce IAEA protected material does not include any parts whose copyright is identified as belonging to others. Authorisation to reproduce material in these cases must be sought from the copyright holders concerned. 

When requesting permissions, please provide the following information:

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Translations of IAEA Material

All requests for permission to translate IAEA publications should be made through the appropriate country’s Permanent Mission* to the IAEA and receive their endorsement. The requestor should indicate whether the proposed translation would be produced on a commercial or non-commercial basis. The following information should also be supplied: 

Title and ISBN of the IAEA publication 
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For commercial projects, the approximate selling price should also be given 

Permission to translate IAEA publications will be subject to an agreement, with signatories from the IAEA, the translating organization and the relevant national authority (if different to the translating organization). The agreement will stipulate the necessary disclaimers to be included as well as other terms. 

It is the responsibility of the requestor to obtain the endorsement of their Mission and to establish the appropriate signatory from the national authority. 

*Or Ministry for Foreign Affairs, for those Member States without a Permanent Mission to the IAEA. 

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