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 Copyright is an intellectual property right that gives copyright holders exclusive rights over how others use their work. This includes making it available to the public by copying, distribution, adaptation and putting work on the internet. It is an infringement for anyone else to do so without the copyright owner's permission. Copyright is time limited (in the UK and US it is life of the author plus 70 years), and is legally protected in most countries, though the level of legal protection varies.

 Unless otherwise stated, CABI or CAB International is the copyright holder for all its content and products, including, but not limited to, the databases, internet resources, compendia, and books.

 By submitting journals and books for inclusion in CABI’s databases and related products, you accept that CABI holds the copyright for the abstract records it produces as a result of abstracting your material.

 Book authors grant CABI the exclusive right for the legal period of copyright to produce and publish the work and book editors assign copyright and all other intellectual property rights to CABI. Authors and editors who are subject to Crown Copyright or work for a US government department or agency give CABI a licence or grant limited copyright terms for the publication of their contributions. For more information, please see the author guidance at or contact the books editorial team (

 CABI takes copyright very seriously and will take action, if necessary, to protect and defend its authors’ work and their reputation by getting infringing material taken down. CABI also takes allegations of plagiarism, ethic disputes and fraud very seriously. If an author becomes aware of a possible infringement or plagiarism, they should contact their CABI publishing contact in the first instance.

 CABI also takes seriously the need to ensure that any material we publish does not infringe the copyright of others and that all necessary permissions have been granted for use of third party material in CABI products and services.



 Material published by CABI is subject to all applicable copyright, database protection, and other rights so you will need to seek permission if you wish to re-use any this material, whether it is in any printed or electronic publication, or for other uses. Such material will include, but is not limited to, text, illustrations, tables, charts, photographs or other material, and, depending upon the circumstances, may be re-used for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Whatever the purpose, you must properly acknowledge and reference CABI as the original source of the material thus: Author(s)/Editors(s); Year of publication; Title; Publisher (CAB International, Wallingford, UK).


Permissions Enquiries

 Requests to reuse content from CABI are now being processed through PLSclear. Please visit to complete your request.

If you are unable to fulfil your permissions request through this service, please email giving clear information about what CABI content you would like to request, including, where applicable, figure or table number, page number, chapter, book title, authors/editors, year of publication, datasheet or factsheet title, number and URL, distribution map title, number and URL. Please state how you would like to reuse the content, including attaching copies of proposed modified content and publication details such as publisher, type of publication, name of publication, estimated date of publication and circulation, languages and territories. While CABI undertakes to process permissions requests in a timely manner, failure to provide all the relevant information could result in lengthy delays in processing such requests.

CABI is a signatory to the STM Permissions Guidelines, which enables permission to be granted by one STM signatory publisher to another for the re-use of limited amounts of material from published works in other publications. Further information on the guidelines, including details of excluded content, and an up-to-date list of the STM signatory publishers can be found here Please note that co-signatories of the Guidelines still need to clear permissions with CABI.


Buying rights

CABI is willing to sell certain rights for its books, particularly for translations. CABI is also willing to consider translations of abridged versions of our books. If you wish to purchase rights, including translations for any of CABI’s books, please visit our page on IPR License at from where you will be guided through the purchase process.



 CABI is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the purpose of collecting and storing personal information about its customers and subscribers. CABI does not, under any circumstances, sell, trade or rent personal details to any other third party. For more information about CABI’s undertakings on privacy, please read our privacy policy at For information about the use of cookies on CABI’s websites, please read our cookie policy at



Access to all of CABI's online products and services is provided on the understanding that end-users have read and are willing to abide by a set of Licensing Terms and Conditions. These Licensing Terms and Conditions are designed to make it clear to users of our products what they may and may not do with the content provided to them as part of their subscription. Our aim has been to make the Licensing Terms and Conditions unambiguous and fair to all parties, but if further explanation is required, please send an email to with your Question.

These Terms and Conditions are aimed at end-users of our products, whether trial users or members of subscribing institutions. Each individual subscriber or subscribing institution must also sign a Licence Agreement, which covers a much broader set of conditions of purchase. CABI aims to keep these Licence Agreements as simple and unambiguous as possible, and has mostly adopted the standard Licence Agreements recommended by recognised bodies within our industry. For more information about these Licence Agreements, please send an e-mail to with your question.


CABI licensing terms and conditions

These are the terms on which CABI provides access to users of its online products. CABI is a not-for-profit organisation with its headquarters located at CAB International, Nosworthy Way, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8DE, UK.



 Users are granted the non-exclusive and non-transferable right to access this CABI online product under the terms of the Licence Agreement approved and signed by the subscriber or subscribing institution representative. Trial users may access this CABI online product for a limited period of time for the purpose of determining its suitability for purchase. During the free trial period, the trial user will be subject to the same Terms and Conditions as a paying subscriber. Any breach of this licence will result in the immediate termination of access by CABI.


Permitted use

The user may make unlimited online use of the content, including searching, displaying and viewing on screen, and may download, print or email retrieved content for the purposes of research, teaching or private study and not for commercial use (see Prohibited use).


Prohibited use

Systematic downloading and/or archiving, including the copying of more than two copies of a CABI article or abstract is prohibited other than for classroom or instructional use. Users wishing to re-use articles or abstracts for purposes other than classroom or instructional use should contact CABI to obtain written permission. Individual articles or abstracts may not be used for the purposes of monetary reward by means of sale, resale, loan, transfer, hire or other form of exploitation of the licensed materials, and may not be systematically supplied or distributed onward from the site of the user.


Advertising disclaimer

 Any advertising that may appear on any CABI online product is entirely independent of any relationship between CABI and other publishers or external suppliers, and does not imply in any way an endorsement of the advertiser's products or services by CABI.


Usernames and passwords

 The user may be allocated a personal username and password for the purpose of gaining access to a CABI online product. Users must not pass such usernames and passwords on to any other individuals in an attempt to by-pass the registration or purchasing procedures for this product. Any such breach of this licence will result in access being terminated for the user concerned.



 Except where otherwise stated, CABI or CAB International is the copyright holder for all content, and this licence in no way implies any transfer of that copyright to the user. Users may not modify or adapt in any way any of the content protected by these copyrights in a deliberate attempt to obscure the integrity of the original. Users may, however, manipulate downloaded bibliographic records for the purposes of merging them with references downloaded from other sources. Copyright notices must not be modified or removed from any content obtained under the terms of this licence.

CABI shall use all reasonable endeavours to provide 24-hour electronic availability of CABI online products, but if access is suspended or interrupted or a fault or defect occurs which prevents access to the server, CABI shall accept no liability. The user is responsible for all charges associated with accessing the content, including any computer equipment, telephone or internet connections and access software. CABI reserves the right to refuse access to any individual, network or user at any time.



Although CABI has taken reasonable care to ensure that the information, data and other material made available online is error-free and up to date, it accepts no responsibility for corruption to the information, data and other material thereafter, including but not limited to any defects caused by the transmission or processing of the information, data and other material. The information made available online, including any expression of opinion and any projection or forecast, has been obtained from or is based upon sources believed by CABI to be reliable but is not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness. The information is supplied without obligation and on the understanding that any person who acts upon it or otherwise changes his/her position in reliance thereon does so entirely at his/her own risk. Information supplied is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional or medical advice.


Online products licence agreements

 On this page you will find CABI's standard Licence Agreements for all online (internet) products, including the online abstract journals, CABDirect, our Internet Resources and the online versions of abstract journals. These standard agreements are provided here for information only, and can be downloaded in PDF format for reference purposes. Individual Licence Agreements will be agreed by negotiation and completed with details of individual subscriptions and access rights. Only one Licence Agreement is required per site; details of all subscribed products should be entered into Schedule 1 of the Agreement.

 We recognise that it can often be difficult to determine if your organisation requires a single-site licence or a multi-site one, particularly since different publishers have different policies in this regard. The decision is usually dependent on the publisher’s definition of a “site” and on whether or not a surcharge is levied for multi-site access.

 We also recognise that it is hard to generalise when dealing in a global market, and that site licences will nearly always require some individual negotiation. However, to try to make our policy as clear as possible, we have produced a definition of a “typical” single site, which we hope will help you decide what sort of licence you require. If this definition does not match your organisation, please contact for further information.

What is the definition of a site? A “typical” single site will have a single billing address for all subscription purchases. It may consist of several physical buildings, but they would typically be found on a single campus or within a radius of 5-10 miles from the main administrative building. A site may consist of many different departments or units, but they would all be recognised as belonging to the same parent establishment or institution. Staff working at the different locations would be recognised as reporting through a single management structure, ultimately to a single common point or person.


1. Single Institution Licence Agreement
2. Academic Consortium Licence Agreement
3. Corporate Licence Agreement
4. CAB Abstracts Archive Sales Agreement
5. Global Health Archive Sales Agreement
6. Licence for CABI Full Text Databases
7. Licence for CAB Reviews Archive
8. CAB eBooks Archive Sales Agreement
9. CABI eBook Collections Sales Agreement