Republishing Guidelines

We publish under a Creative Commons Attribution/No derivatives license. You can republish our articles online or in print for free, provided you follow these guidelines:

Republishing guidelines, for print and online

  • You can’t edit our material, except to reflect relative changes in time, location and editorial style. If you do wish to make material edits, please email or contact the author directly to review.
  • You have to credit authors in the byline.
  • You have to credit Healthy Debate and include a link back to our home page or the article URL . Our preference is a credit at the top of the article and that you include our logo  (available below).
  • You can’t sell our material but it’s OK to put our articles on pages with ads.
  • You cannot republish images without your own independent license to republish them. Some images, such as those from commercial providers, don’t allow their images to be republished without permission or payment. You are welcome to omit our images or substitute with your own. If applicable, you can reach out to the image contributor directly for permission.
  • Please don’t systematically republish all of our articles.

Special cases

  • Extracts: you can run the first few lines or paragraphs of the article and then say: “Read the full article on Healthy Debate” with a link back to the article.
  • Quotes: you can quote authors provided you include a link back to the article URL.
  • Translations: these are technically a derivative under our creative commons license and so require author approval. Many authors will give approval in good faith. Authors can be contacted directly or via
  • Edits: if you wish to make material edits, you will need to run them by the author for approval prior to publication. Authors can be contacted directly or via
  • Signed consent/copyright release forms: these are not required if you are following these guidelines.
  • Print: articles can be published in print under these same rules, with the exception that you do not need to include a link. We would appreciate it if you would send an image of the republished article to so that we can share it.
  • Podcast, infographics, video and other multimedia: these are also covered by creative commons and the same attribution requirements apply.

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