This information is for those wanting to reproduce material published by The Post Hole. If you are an author, or thinking of writing for us, please have a look at our information for authors for copyright terms pertaining to submissions.

Using content from The Post Hole

The Post Hole may authorise any commercial or non-commercial reproduction/re-use of published material, provided written permission is obtained. In most cases, no charge will be made for the use of the content - however the following conditions must ordinarily be met for re-use of material to be considered acceptable

  • You may not reproduce any content published by The Post Hole without obtaining prior written permission. When such permission is granted you may only use the content in accordance with these guidelines. You may request permission to reproduce either a whole article or part of an article, but this distinction does not in any way influence the applicability of the these terms.
  • The original author(s) of any material must be given full credit for their work on the same page as the reproduction either begins or ends (for print publication), and at any URL where content from The Post Hole is reproduced (for online publication). It must be made clear which content the citation made refers to.
  • Without explicit prior written consent from the original author(s) and The Post Hole, you may make absolutely no changes to the substantive content of the material other than harmonising layout and style with your own publication.
  • When reproducing content online, you must provide a hyperlink to the static URL at The Post Hole website of any article(s) which are reproduced in whole or in part. These links look like When reproducing in print, just include the static URL along with the citation information.
  • Permission to reproduce content may be withdrawn at any time if you are found to be in breach of these terms as they were at the point in time when permission was granted, otherwise permission is granted in perpetuity.

Exemptions from permission requirements

The above terms all apply except those terms regarding the requirement for permission to be obtained for reproduction of material (note permission to alter content is always required), however there are some circumstances where you do not need to obtain permission before using certain content in certain ways. These are listed below, and apply strictly to non-commercial use of material:

  • If you wish to reproduce single figures or snippets of a paper as part of a review, literature review or written response forming part of published or unpublished
  • Reproduction in part as part of a fully referenced academic publication
  • Any situation covered by "fair use" or similar where the above terms cannot legally apply

When you absolutely may not reproduce any material from The Post Hole

Permission will not be granted and none of the exemptions listed above may apply in cases where material published by The Post Hole is to reproduced alongside or in context with any of the following material:

  • Material illegal under English law
  • Unduly offensive, defamatory or slanderous material or material promoting intolerance towards any individual or group of individuals including but not limited to social, racial, religious discrimination. This clause does not apply where such material is present for the purposes of analysis and does not represent the views or agenda of those publishing it and where this is explicitly and clearly stated.

Obtaining permission to reproduce material from The Post Hole

The above might sound a bit restrictive, but it's primary goal is to ensure fair treatment and attribution for our authors and to prevent their work being taken out of context or abused. Ordinarily we are happy to grant permission for re-use of material we publish. To obtain permission, please contact the editor.

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The Post Hole
The King's Manor
Department of Archaeology
University of York
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