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PLSclear will be down for maintenance

Please note: PLSclear will be down for maintenance on 15 and 16 May 2017 while we deploy a major upgrade to the system, and will be unavailable during this time. We advise that you plan your workload accordingly.
The upgrade will include a fully automated Fee Payable Licensing Programme for rights holders. The new programme enables automated quotations and responses to fee payable requests and provides full credit control for rights holders using the programme.

Want to learn more about the new release or opt into the Fee Payable Licensing programme? Contact us at plsclear@pls.org.uk.
If you have any other queries, please contact the team on 0207 079 5940.
Thanks in advance for your patience.

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Please Contact PLS Support on 020 7079 5930 or email: plsclear@pls.org.uk

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Make a permissions request

search and identify the content you wish to re-use

PLSclear searches millions of titles listed in the Publishers Licensing Society database and also from external services such as Bowker and Nielsen.

state how you intend to reuse the content

Our streamlined, interactive questionnaire has been developed with the guidance of the UK's leading licensing practitioners, to ensure you send the right information to the publishers.

email your request to the correct rights holder

To ensure you reliably find the correct content owners, PLSclear uses the Publishers Licensing Society's own title database. The quality of this data is unrivalled in both its currency and scope.

The benefits of registering for PLSclear

Registration lets you contact thousands of publishers, it also provides you with a clear record of all requests you have made and any permissions granted.

It is quick and easy, why not register now?

Discover more about PLSclear

PLSclear was designed by publishers for publishers and increases you chance of obtaining a clearance because it has the questions rights holders want to ask.

The PLSclear service is run by the not-for-profit Publishers Licensing Society (PLS), which provides rights management services to publishers.

Help Desk

To guarantee that you are able to complete the request process,
We have a dedicated help desk. Contact us in the following ways:

Email: plsclear@pls.org.uk

Phone: 020 7079 5930

Text & Data Mining

A bespoke service for researchers undertaking Text & Data Mining (TDM). The same quick and efficient process as the standard PLSclear tool, but with TDM specific questions and a dedicated journal search faciliy.