Previously Published Material 

Material published previously through an organization outside WSU by a WSU author may be republished through WSU Extension as a new publication, with the following conditions:  

  1. permission must be received from the original publisher, to comply with copyright law;  
  1. the previous version must be acknowledged in the indicia to avoid the appearance of copyright infringement or plagiarism; and  
  1. the content must be changed to fit the needs of the new audience and justify WSU publication. 
  1. Example: “Adapted, with permission, from [publication title, etc.]”  

Note: An author may or may not “own” the content of their previously published material, but the previous publisher (for instance, the previous publishing university or journal) holds the copyright to the publication itself. To avoid even the appearance of either copyright infringement or plagiarism, permission must be received, and the previous publication must be acknowledged in the new publication.