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Table 1 Response by publisher to request to provide access to Pdf articles or extracts Pdf electronic articles were stored on a secure server accessed by a link (URL) that was password-protected. Extracts include quotes, diagrams, figures and tables. Both the URL and the extracts were to be included in password protected web pages and the course CD-ROM. Figures in brackets refer to numbers of publishers.

From: Restrictions impeding web-based courses: a survey of publishers' variation in authorising access to high quality on-line literature

  Number of requests (publishers) Permission, no fee Refused Fee requested No response
Pdf articles 67 (16) 50 (8) 8 (6) 7 (1) 2 (1)
Extracts 105 (35) 84 (20) 4 (3) 4 (2) 13 (11)
Total 172 (43) 134 (23) 12 (8) 11 (3) 15 (12)
  1. Note: Further detailed information is available on request from the corresponding author.