Rights and Permissions

Thank you for seeking permission to reproduce copyrighted material from a University of Hawai‘i Press publication.

Before contacting us for permission to use material from our publications, please first verify that rights to the material do indeed belong to the University of Hawai‘i Press (the notes, acknowledgement section, captions, or copyright page may contain credit information pointing to a copyright holder elsewhere). If the material is credited to a source other than the University of Hawai‘i Press, please address your request there. We cannot grant permission over the telephone, and we ask that you allow us two to four weeks to process your request.

Print Disability

To request permission to use and obtain an electronic file on behalf of a student with a verified print disability, please complete our Request for Student with a Print Disability Form.

Course Use

If you are interested in using University of Hawai‘i Press material in a course pack or electronic reserve system, please submit a request through the Copyright Clearance Center at www.copyright.com. If you have problems obtaining permission through this website, please complete the Course Use Permission Request Form.


If you wish to reproduce material that is copyrighted by the University of Hawai‘i Press in a forthcoming publication, please complete our Reprint Permission Request Form. If you wish to reproduce an image from a University of Hawai‘i Press book, please first check the caption or credits, since most images are separately copyrighted and will require permission from the original rights holder for use in a new work. If you are interested in translating an entire work, please do not use this form, and instead refer to our Translation Policy below.

Republication by Authors of Edited Volumes Authors of chapters from edited volumes are free to publish their material in revised or unrevised form, with full credit to University of Hawai‘i Press, in any subsequent publication of which they are the author. Publication in another collection or edited volume will require permission from the University of Hawai‘i Press and will require a completed Reprint Permission Request Form.

Republication of a Journal Article or Journal Image

Authors and co-authors should first review the language of their signed publication agreement, but all inquiries related to UH Press Journals may be addressed to our Journals department. Click here for some basic guidelines for requesting image permissions. More details below.


The University of Hawai’i Press is happy to consider requests for translation rights. Generally, we are not able to grant rights to individual translators, and require that translators find a publisher before we can enter into a license agreement.

If you are a publisher interested in translation rights, please fill out our Translation Rights Requests Form.


The University of Hawai‘i Press allows authors to post the introduction or a single chapter of their work to their personal website or their university’s institutional repository one year after publication. In order to post the material, you must complete our IR Permission Form and provide a record showing that the author has agreed to post the material.


UH Press journal publications are registered through the Copyright Clearance Center at www.copyright.com. Republication permissions for journals are consistent with the guidelines above, but if you have a specific request, please address your inquiry to the UH Press Journals Manager. Click here to Contact Us.


Permission is not required for use of University of Hawai‘i Press material that would be considered “fair use.”

University of Hawai‘i Press considers use of small prose extracts of 400 words or less from its publications to be fair use provided that it is for scholarly or non-commercial purposes and that the source is credited. Please note that this may not apply to excerpts from poetry, songs, or other works for which 400 words would constitute the majority of the work.

If material is used in a scholarly work for the purposes of criticism, commentary, or explanation, and if it would not substitute or negatively impact the market for the original publication, it may also be considered fair use. In all cases, the original publication must be cited. More information about fair use can be found here and here.

Please note that these guidelines do not apply for use of material in course packs or online course reserve systems, which does require permission.