The National Academies Press

Translation Rights

If you are interested in securing permission to translate a book published by the National Academies Press or its imprint, the Joseph Henry Press, please contact our Rights Department as follows:

Ann G. Merchant
National Academies Press
Foreign Rights Director
Phone: (202) 334-3117
Fax: (202) 334-2793

Attn: Rights and Translations
500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 728
Washington, DC 20001

Please include the following information in your request:

  • Title of the book
  • Language into which you wish to translate the text
  • Distribution territory
  • Intended size of first print run
  • Proposed selling price in local currency

If you are interested in any electronic rights, be sure to outline terms of use and the format in which the document will be made available (PDF, HTML, etc.). Also provide the URL for the home page on which the pages would be posted.

If the rights are still available, we may option them to you for three months. We ordinarily request an advance payment as well as royalties for the foreign language rights to our books. This payment will be negotiated prior to our executing a contract; contracts must be signed before work can commence on the translation.