About PLSclear

PLSclear is an online service that streamlines the permissions process for rights holders and requestors.

Publishers can use PLSclear’s Free of Charge and Fee Payable Licensing programmes to speed up licensing permissions requests by automating responses to routine permission requests.

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?

Anyone can use PLSclear to send permission requests.

Publishers signed up with PLS can use PLSclear to manage their permissions. If you want to start using PLSclear, contact us at PLSclear@pls.org.uk.

If you are a publisher who has yet to sign up to PLS, contact us to sign up. We can then set up access to your PLSclear account and arrange a training session to use the system.