UroToday and UroToday International Journal from Digital Science Press, Inc., Permissions

DSP’s general policy for third-party use of content published on UroToday or UroToday International Journal is as follows:


Please email permission requests to or and include the following information in the body of the email:

A. Content Description: Include a detailed description of the UroToday or UroToday International Journal material that you wish to reproduce (collectively, the “DSP Material”); e.g., an article name or specific excerpts, an author or sponsor, and the URL.

  1. Intended Use: Include a detailed description of where and how you wish to use the DSP material, including:
  2. A complete description of your distribution media (e.g., electronic, print, or other)
  3. A complete description of the type of publication that will carry the DSP Material (e.g., book, journal, newsletter, or other)
  4. A synopsis of your publication that will display the material
  5. Complete bibliographic information on said publication (e.g., author, affiliation, past publications, or other relevant data)
  6. Your publication's mission statement (a brief description)
  7. Your publication’s circulation
  8. Fees, if any, payable by your readers or any other related compensation
  9. Complete contact information for the company or individual for which the DSP Material is being requested, and the name of the party acting as agent, if applicable
  10. A copy of the publication in which the DSP Material will appear or link, and the estimated publication date, if applicable


We do our best to respond to permission requests within 10 days. In some cases, it may take longer. We do our best to accommodate rush requests as we receive them. Any expedited requests should include the word "RUSH" in the subject line and a desired delivery date in the email so we can accelerate your request.

Following the permission request instructions described above will allow us to expedite your request. If a request is incomplete, we cannot guarantee that it will be processed in a timely manner. We may find it necessary to return incomplete requests and ask for additional information.


There are some exceptions to DSP's general permissions policy and we will permit limited third party use of materials published on UroToday or UroToday International Journal. Note that this is not a complete list of exceptions and DSP reserves the right to evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis, and we will provide an explanation for any denial of a permission request.

Third Party Content: Some materials appearing on UroToday or UroToday International Journal may be subject to third party copyright ownership. Examples include articles from medical journals, news articles (e.g., Reuters), and anatomical line drawings. In these cases, DSP is not the copyright owner but has been granted permission by the applicable copyright owners to use their materials on UroToday or UroToday International Journal from DSP. If you wish to use such third party content, you must obtain use rights from the third party owner. If you are unsure as to the owner of the copyright for a particular piece of content, please ask and we will do our best to direct you to the appropriate party.

Electronic Republishing or Reprinting: We do not allow our articles or materials to be reproduced in full on any website. You may include a link to the article on your site, but may not reproduce the material in its entirety. This restriction also applies to reproductions on bulletin boards, emails, electronic newsletters, or any other medium. The only exception applies to educational institutions and their online syllabi, password-protected websites related to a specific instructor or course, or for internal training purposes.

Fair Use: Our fair use policy allows a small amount of material to be used for educational or internal distribution, provided that you include the following disclaimer on such materials: "Not for distribution. For educational purposes only." If you are in question as to whether your request constitutes fair use, email or , and we will be happy to respond.

Legal and Regulatory Uses: DSP’s legal department must review and approve in writing all related requests.

Linking Policy

For any article appearing on UroToday or UroToday International Journal from DSP, you may post the title, the author, and a brief summary of the article (or abstract), along with the URL linking to UroToday or UroToday International Journal from DSP on your site. Also, include a note after the link to the article notifying your readers that to view the entire article (and all other content on UroToday or UroToday International Journal from DSP), a one-time registration is needed, which is free of charge.

Obtaining Original Graphics, Clean Copies, Bulk Reprints, and Video

In the case of archived material, we may not have the original or high-resolution graphic copies available for use. We cannot be responsible for obtaining these on your behalf; however, if we think the author may be able to assist, we can ask the author's permission to be contacted by you to obtain the material. We take our contributors' privacy seriously; we will not give out personal information without consent.

We occasionally receive requests for bulk reprints. If it is on behalf of a commercial entity, it will be routed to our sales department and a fee will be charged.

For educational institutions, we will provide one clean copy to make further copies. Please state the request for a clean copy in the body of your email request.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests to replicate video at this time. If you have the means for capturing these items yourself, please include this information in your request.


Any required fees will be indicated in our response to your permission request, and before granting permission, we will ask you to accept the price quote before issuing the grant letter and invoice.

Thank you for your attention. Please email all permissions queries to or .