• Publication materials

    • Your own unpublished, original work can be shared as you wish.

      Use of figures/tables

      RCPE does not own a Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Licence, and therefore use of figures or tables should be sought from the relevant journal/publisher.

      If tables or figures come from your own or a colleague’s research that has been published in a journal, any publishing agreement should be checked to see if/how the content can be (re)used.

      Open Access (OA) journals

      OA journals contain articles made available online free of charge to the reader, with limited restrictions on reuse. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) collates Open Access, peer-reviewed journals.

      Reproduction of tables or figures from OA articles is permitted free of charge and without formal written permission from the publisher or the copyright holder, provided (Source: Nature Research):

      • the figure/table is original
      • the publisher is identified as the original publisher
      • the proper attribution of authorship and the correct citation details are provided as acknowledgment


      The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (JRCPE) may provide useful content.

      Your work: If you have published in JRCPE, you are free to use your paper in whole or in part in spoken presentations, provided you acknowledge the published original in standard bibliographic citation form (Source: JRCPE).

      Open Access: JRCPE is an OA journal which means that all content is freely available immediately upon publication without charge to the user. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Users can use, reuse and build upon the material published in the journal but only for non-commercial purposes and with appropriate credit given (Source: JRCPE).