Make permissions licensing easy with PLS Permissions

PLS Permissions is a suite of services designed to make the process of seeking and managing permission to use content from books, magazines, journals and websites altogether more straightforward.

It works by connecting those seeking permission to the publisher that can handle their request through our award-winning PLSclear tool.

The service is provided by Publishers’ Licensing Services, a UK-based not-for-profit  representing over 4,000 English language publishers.        

We offer two services for publishers, tailored to individual needs: PLS Permissions Direct and PLS Permissions Assist.

"PLS Permissions is proving to be a real game-changer.”

Ben Kennedy, Permissions Team Lead
Oxford University Press

PLS Permissions Direct

Receive and manage permission requests using PLSclear with automated licensing options, real-time reporting, and secure payment and credit control.


PLS Permissions Assist

A fully-managed service for publishers. Our experienced and service-focused team will handle requests to reuse your content quickly and efficiently, using your pricing and licensing settings.

Who is using PLS Permissions?



Frequently Asked Questions

What types of publisher is PLS Permissions relevant to? How do we sign up to PLS Permissions? Are there any charges for using the service? Find out the answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.

Participating Publishers

Publishers of all sizes and sectors can participate in PLS Permissions. View the full list of publishers already participating here.


Find out how other publishers are benefiting from our PLS Permissions services

"PLS Permissions service has transformed the management of our permissions activities."

Mark Scott
Sales Director, Jessica Kingsley Publishers