Rights and Permissions

Thank you very much for your interest in our program. You will find further information regarding permissions, reprints, and foreign rights on the following pages. For information about any of our other hundreds of publications, please feel free to contact us.

  • Foreign Rights Catalogue

    Selection of Book Highlights

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  • Reprints books/journals
  • Reprinting or reproducing material from psychometric tests
  • Reprinting or reproducing psychometric tests
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Reprints books/journals

Our books and journals are protected by copyright. If you would like to reprint or reproduce any of our publications, in whole or in part (e.g. figures, tables), in another work, written permission is required.

Please check before requesting permission from us whether Hogrefe is indeed the original rights holder for the particular table, figure or text passage that you wish to reprint or reproduce. If we are not, then permission must be obtained from the original rights holder.

Please note that we cannot provide any electronic files.

Required information

To request such permission, please send us an email with the following Information.

  • Your name, address and email
  • The Hogrefe publication from which you wish to reproduce material (full bibliographic reference)
  • Exact description of the material you wish to reproduce (e.g., “Figure 3 on page 28”).
  • The publication in which you plan to reproduce the material (full bibliographic reference).

If the material is to be reproduced in a book, also:

  • Publication format (hardcover, softcover, eBook, etc.)
  • Print run
  • Planned publication date
  • Planned list price

Reprinting or reproducing material from psychometric tests

If you are thinking of reproducing a questionnaire from one of our psychometric tests within your thesis or dissertation, please note that we can only grant permission under the following conditions:

  • We cannot grant you permission if you are planning to make your thesis/dissertation freely available online.
  • The material that is being reproduced must be watermarked with the word “sample”, written in large letters diagonally across the entire page.
  • The original supplier must be referenced, for instance with the following text: Supplier of [insert test name]: Hogrefe Publishing Group, www.hogrefe.com.
  • A full bibliographic reference to the Hogrefe publication is provided.
  • For reprints for commercial purposes we may charge a fee (you will receive information regarding this upon your request).
  • For reprints for commercial purposes we may require the receipt of sample copies.

Please note that we cannot make any electronic files available and that you will need to contact us prior to reprinting or reproducing any part of a Hogrefe test.

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Reprinting or reproducing psychometric tests

If for any reason you are not able to use our original test materials, we will be happy to consider granting you permission to reprint or reproduce the material. Such permission would, for instance, authorize you to use the instructions and test items in your own questionnaires.

You may be able to obtain a permission to reprint or reproduce test materials if the following criteria are met:

  • You would like to make your own questionnaire that will contain individual scales or items from one or more of our tests.
  • You would like to integrate one of our questionnaires or some items into your own test battery.
  • You would like to conduct an interview or survey with a questionnaire that includes your corporate design.

Please note that you will be required to send us your questionnaire for approval before you start your study. Please also note that if you wish to make any changes with regard to the content of the material that you reproduce, special permission will also be required.

Your version of the questionnaire will need to include our copyright line. We will gladly be of assistance with regard to the proper wording.

We can only grant permission to reprint test materials if you already have access to the original published test from which you wish to reproduce material.

The fee for reprinting test materials is calculated on the basis of 80% of the price of the original printed material. If you wish to use only individual scales or items from a test, the fee will be scaled accordingly. A minimum fee may be charged.

We ask for your understanding that we cannot provide electronic files of any of our test material.

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Foreign Rights

Translation for commercial purposes

The Hogrefe group’s list of publications includes around 2,500 books, 1,400 psychometric tests, and more than 40 scientific journals in various different languages. A very small selection of our English, German, and Dutch language books are presented in our rights catalogue (pdf-file).

To browse all our publications, please visit our local sites. Click here for an overview of the Hogrefe companies

If you are interested in translating and publishing any of our titles, we will be happy to send you reading copies or answer any questions. Please either contact us by email or use the Inquiry form.

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Translation for research purposes

If you would like to translate and adapt one of our test instruments for your research study, the following conditions apply: 

  • Our publishing house is holder of the copyright of the translated version of the publication
  • You send us an electronic version of the translated version
  • You use it only for research purposes with no commercial use
  • You must send us the data you collected in your study to allow us to further develop and improve our tests
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