About PLSclear

PLSclear is an online service where requestors can seek permission to reuse published content. The service addresses common problems experienced by those seeking permission:

  1. Identifying the current rights holder of a title.
  2. Knowing what information to supply them with.
  3. Knowing who to send the request to.
  4. Waiting for a response.

The service is provided by the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) a not-for-profit organisation owned by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP); the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG); the Professional Publishers Association (PPA); and the Publishers Association (PA). Find out more about PLS at www.pls.org.uk

Who can use PLSclear?

Requestors - such as editorial teams, authors, and rights acquisition teams – can use PLSclear to seek permission to reuse content.

PLSclear is also used by publishers to manage permissions requests and to grant permission to reuse content.