Copyright and permissions

Copyright transfer for authors

Following the transition to the manuscript submission system ScholarOne on March 4th 2021, the EPL copyright transfer form will be sent to the author within the manuscript submission system, prior to final decision. The form can be signed electronically within the system.

Permission to use EPL copyrighted material

All requests for permission to use and/or reproduce copyrighted material from EPL should be sent to:

For articles published before 31/12/2006
EDP Sciences Copyright Department
Fax + 33 (0)169 28 84 91

For articles published after 01/01/2007
EPL Editorial Office
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: + 33 (0)389 32 94 49

Please provide the following information with your request:

  • title of the article
  • full bibliographical reference
  • what material will be used (full paper, figures, tables, etc.)
  • where the material will be reused

Remember to include your name, affiliation, adddress, phone and fax number when submitting your request. All requests will be processed within 3–5 working days.