I'm preparing a article for possible publication on the journal “Progress in Aerospace Sciences” (published by Elsevier).

I plan to reuse some figures cited from articles published and copyrighted by AIAA.

I tried the Copyright Clearance Center, but to be honest, I may not accept the price.

Thus, I'm trying to contact directly with the authors (the lead author if no correspondence author is noted).

Can the authors grant me the permission?

  • Think of it this way: the authors signed over copyright to the publisher when they sent the paper for publication – Solar Mike Nov 27 '18 at 14:05


If the copyright in the articles lies with AIAA, then it is they who must license it, or parts of it.

You may be able to recreate a similar diagram, acknowledging the original one.

(I am not a lawyer.)


You can use figures under fair reuse, there is no need to ask.

  • 3
    Note that fair use exemptions aren't unlimited, or universal. Depending on circumstances there may be need to ask. – origimbo Nov 27 '18 at 17:08
  • @origimbo Yes, you're right – user2768 Nov 27 '18 at 17:20

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