We believe in the free flow of information and so publish under a Creative Commons —Attribution/No derivatives license. This means you can republish our articles online or in print for free, provided you follow the following guidelines; however, because our blog focuses on student work and research in-progress, we ask that permission is sought on a piece-by-piece basis for republishing. Permission can be sought by emailing the FERSA blog editors at fersablog@gmail.com. 

Republishing guidelines, for print and online 

  • You can’t edit our material, except to reflect relative changes in time, location and editorial style. You cannot make material edits. 
  • You have to credit authors and their institutions. You also have to credit the FERSA Blog and include a link back to either our home page or the article URL . Our preference is a credit at the top of the article. The piece must be framed by the following attribution: By: Name_____________________, Dept____________, University________- Note: This blog entry was first published on the FERSA Blog run by graduate students at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge. 
  • You can’t sell our material separately, but it’s OK to put our articles on pages with ads. 
  • Republishing of images will be decided upon a case by case basis. No image may be republished without the original blog content accompanying it. You are welcome to omit our images. Charts and interactive graphics follow the same rules. 
  • You can’t systematically republish all of our articles, nor frame the content of our site. 

Special cases 

  • Extracts: you can run the first few lines or paragraphs of the article and then say: “Read the full article on the FERSA University of Cambridge Blog” with a link back to the article. 
  • Quotes: you can quote authors provided you include a link back to the article URL. 
  • Translations: are technically a derivative under our creative commons license and so require direct approval. Please contact the FERSA Blog editors for permission.  
  • Signed consent / copyright release forms: are not required, providing you are following these guidelines. 
  • Print: articles can be published in print under these same rules, with the exception that you do not need to include the links. We would appreciate it if you would send an image of the republished article to fersablog@gmail.com so that we can share it with the author. 
  • Podcast and video: are also covered by creative commons and the same attribution requirements apply.