- What is an ePrint and how does it differ from a Reprint?
- What content is available in the service?
- How can I share my ePrint?
- For what purpose are Reprint / ePrints used?
- How much will my Reprint / ePrints cost?
- How do I pay for my Reprint/ ePrints?
- How quickly will my Reprint/ ePrints be delivered?
- In what format will I receive my Reprint/ ePrints?
- Where will my ePrint be hosted?
- How do I order a Reprint/ ePrint?
- How do I get further information?
An ePrint is an electronic copy of an article that can be purchased in multiple units, with full copyright compliance. It is downloaded from the publishers’secure servers and can be used internally within your organisation or for external purposes. Reprints are a similar concept, but your original quality article is delivered on paper.
We will be able to source the vast majority of article reprints on your behalf from our extensive network of STM publishers.
We aim to quote within 48 hours for all reprints that are available from the publisher.
Your ePrint is downloaded from a secure server. The link can be posted on an Intranet or Extranet and can be distributed in the body of an e-mail.
Reprints and ePrints can be used of a wide variety of marketing, promotional and regulatory purposes. Examples include:
- Sharing product reviews or white papers with your employees or customers
- Showcasing your organisation on a company website or as part of an e-mail campaign
- Communicating latest industry or company news to staff through an Intranet
- Promoting your organisation at an event or exhibition
Reprints/ ePrints offer a fully copyright compliant way of sharing articles published in scholarly journals and The British Library is able to offer our customers escalating discounts on larger orders.
Your price will be made up of three parts: a publisher specified copyright fee, a service charge, and VAT, if applicable. Copyright fees differ from journal to journal, for specific pricing, please complete our quote form.
You can pay for your Reprints/ePrints with a credit card or, if you are a British Library customer, you can charge it to your account. For information on how to open an account view our registering for our services link.
This will be dependant on the publisher supplying the reprints but generally standard service is 2-4 weeks and rush service 1-2 weeks. The British Library will track and chase orders on your behalf.
- Reprint – you will receive your printed order via post, to your nominated address.
- ePrint – you will be emailed a link that will allow you to download your article as a PDF, from the publishers’ secure servers.
Your ePrint will be hosted on the publisher’s secure server.
If you would like a quote for a Reprint/ePrint, please complete our quote form providing details of the article you wish to order.
If you would like further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.