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    Login Information 

    What is my RSNA login/username?
    Your default login is your membership or subscription number. Your membership number is printed on your:

    • Membership card
    • Dues renewal statement
    • RadioGraphics or Radiology mailing label

    How can I change my username and/or password? 
    Log in to your account. Under "My Profile" click "Change Password" or "Change Username."

    What if I forget my login information?
    Retrieve your login information.

    May I share my login information?
    You are the only one licensed to use this username and password. 

    Non-Member Individual Subscriptions

    I'm a subscriber to RSNA journals but cannot access to content published in Radiology before 1999. How can I gain access?
    Only RSNA members have access to the Radiology Legacy Collection (1923–1998). Institutions can purchase the Radiology Legacy Collection for a one-time fee. Recommend the collection to your library by filling out this form (PDF).

    How do I become an RSNA member?  
    Become a member.

    I'm a subscriber to RSNA Journals Online and I want access to receive the print journals. Do I have to pay for this? 
    Print add-on options are available. Please contact subscribe@rsna.org.

    How can I access RSNA journals online if I am not an RSNA member and I don't have access through an institutional subscription?  
    You may apply for RSNA membership or purchase a non-member individual subscription.

    Institutional Subscriptions

    My institution has a subscription to RSNA journals in print and online, but I'm not able to see the full text of articles. I'm prompted for a username and password. Why is this happening? 
    The IP address for your institution's computer is not being recognized by our server. Please contact the administrator of the account at your institution.

    How can I tell if my institution has subscribed to RSNA Journals Online? 
    The institution name will appear at the top of the page confirming you're signed in as part of an institution. If you would like your institution to have an institutional subscription, please contact your librarian. Click here for a request form.

    Who is allowed access through an institutional subscription? 
    Institutional subscriptions allow the library to offer access to the online journals from any workstation physically located within the building. Please see the Subscription Access Guidelines for more details on subscription access rights.

    What does an institutional subscription include? 

    • Tables of contents 
    • Abstracts 
    • Full-text searching 
    • Full-text display 
    • Online-only articles
    • Articles in PDF 
    • Supplemental material not in print (e.g., movies) 
    • Download of figures to PowerPoint 
    • Links to Medline and full text of all HighWire-hosted journals through reference lists

    Can my institution subscribe to the online editions only? 
    Yes, your institution can subscribe to the online journal versions only.

    Are RSNA subscriptions required to run on a calendar year? 
    No, RSNA can begin a subscription at any time throughout the year.

    How can I access RSNA Journals online if I am not an RSNA member and I don’t have access through an institutional subscription? 
    You may order a non-member individual subscription or apply for membership 

    Account Administrators

    What if I forget my administrator username or password? 
    Retrieve your login information. 

    Permissions / RSNA Rights

    How can I obtain permission to use RSNA content? 

    • Locate Content: Locate the content you want to use on RSNA.org, Radiology or RadioGraphics.
    • Request Permissions: Fill out the RSNA Rights form. Make sure to include all of the mandatory fields (indicated in bold print). Click "Quick Quote" to see the potential fees associated with your request and/or click "Submit" to send a request directly to RSNA for review.
    • Order Confirmation: After you submit your request, you will receive an automatic response e-mail from RSNA Rights indicating that your request is being processed.
    • Invoice Sent: If a fee is associated with your request, you will receive an invoice indicating the amount you owe. If your request is free of charge, you will not receive an invoice. You must pay the invoice amount in full before you can be granted an RSNA letter of permission.
    • Response Time: Unless a rush has been requested, you will receive a letter indicating permission has been either granted or denied, within 5-10 business days. If permission is granted, a permissions letter will be sent to you indicating the correct citation(s) as well as the terms and conditions of your request. If we determine RSNA does not own copyright to the content you have asked to use,you will receive a letter indicating that RSNA cannot grant permission and providing contact information for the copyright owner. Your credit card will not be charged in the event RSNA does not own copyright to requested content.

    What is an Image License? 
    Beginning in April 2003 all Radiologyand RadioGraphics corresponding authors were granted an automatic RSNA Image License which gives him/her the right to reuse their images without obtaining RSNA permission. If you have an RSNA image license for your article, you do not need to obtain permission from RSNA to reuse the images within that article.

    How should I cite RSNA content that I have received permission to use? 
    RSNA content should be cited as noted on the permissions letter you receive. Please acknowledge as follows: Reproduced, with permission, from [author name(s), article name, publication name, year of publication, volume, and page number.] Proper acknowledgment should be given at each place where content is reused.

    How can I pay the permission fee? 
    Fees associated with certain types of use may be paid by credit card in US dollars (USD) only. The amount a requestor owes will be clearly indicated on the invoice provided by RSNA. Further payment details will be also be included on the invoice.

    What do the different format types mean? 
    RSNA content may be used in three formats: Print, Electronic, and/or Web. Format indicates in what medium the content is to be reproduced. Content may be used only in the format that is specified in the final RSNA permissions letter. A requester is able to select one or all format options on the interactive RSNA Rights form by clicking the empty box next to your desired choice(s).

    • Print: Check the empty box if you will be using content on paper (i.e., thesis, book, or magazine).
    • Electronic: Check the empty box if you will be using content electronically (i.e., CD-ROM/DVD, e-mail, or an electronic presentation).
    • Web: Check the empty box if you will be using content online i.e., Website or intranet.

    To how many people may I distribute RSNA content? 
    There are three different distribution ranges available in the drop-down menu:

    • 1-10,000 
    • 10,001-25,000 
    • 25,001+ 

    To indicate the distribution of your work, please locate in the Estimated Circulation section on the permissions request form. The option selected should reflect the circulation or number of recipients who will receive your work. Please note that delivering a publication in both print and electronic formats to the same recipient is a circulation number of one. Sending a publication in print to one recipient and electronically to another is a circulation of two.

    Who may use RSNA content? 
    RSNA Rights provides the opportunity for all types of requestors to obtain permission for content use. In your request, it is necessary to include the type of organization you represent.

    • Author: This selection is available for those who have authored the content being requested. There is no fee associated with author requests to reproduce their own material for non-commercial purposes.
    • Non-Author/Non-Profit Organization: This selection is available for those who are requesting from a non-profit organization such as a university, hospital, or non-profit publisher.
    • Commercial: This selection is available for those who are requesting from a commercial entity such as a for-profit publisher, corporation, or pharmaceutical company.

    How may I use RSNA content? 
    In the "How Would You Like To Use This Content" section of RSNA Rights, you may select a type of use which describes what you are doing with the requested content. If you do not see an option that reflects your intended use, please contact permissions@rsna.org RSNA offers the following options for content use:

    • Book/Textbook 
    • Non-Profit Journal/Magazine 
    • For-Profit Journal/Magazine 
    • Newsletter/Newspaper 
    • Promotional Material 
    • Presentation 
    • Link for Educational Purpose 
    • CD-ROM/DVD 
    • Website 
    • Link on Intranet 
    • Government Report  
    • Course Pack 
    • Classroom Materials 
    • Poster 
    • Library Reserve/e-reserve 
    • Training Materials 
    • CME Materials 
    • Photocopies 
    • Conference Proceedings 
    • Dissertation/Thesis 
    • Movie/Documentary/Television Show  







    Will taxes apply to my permissions request?
    No, taxes will not apply to your RSNA Rights invoice order total. RSNA does not apply taxes on permissions fees.

    May I obtain permission to translate RSNA content into other languages? 
    Permission for translation rights to RSNA content is taken under careful consideration. Please send a detailed request including language, distribution and editorial details to permissions@rsna.org 

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