Permitted Use

Content on this site is copyrighted. You may print and use materials from the American Academy of Family Physician's (AAFP's) website for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided that all trademark, copyright, and other proprietary notices appearing in such material is retained.

Please note that American Family Physician (AFP), Family Practice Management (FPM), and FP Essentials are registered with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) to provide a web-based permission service for academic classroom use. You may request permission from the CCC by going to Please visit the AFP or FPM permission request pages to submit your request.

Other Uses

If you would like to reproduce, reprint, translate, adapt, or distribute content from the AAFP website for any purposes other than those listed above, you must seek permission from the AAFP by emailing your request to

Include the following information in your email request:

  • Detailed Contact information
  • Company/Institution 
  • Profit or non-profit
  • Content you would like to use
  • URL of the page/section

About your proposed use:

  • Name of your website, publication, program, or product
  • URL of website
  • Company Name
  • Intended use:
    • Print
    • Digital (USB/Flash drive, CD/DVD, Electronic Health Records, E-book)
  • Live Presentation
  • Internet
  • Intranet
  • Translation
    • Include languages 
    • Geographic distribution (Include countries)
    • Estimated number of copies to be printed or produced

Please note: Responses to permission requests usually take 10 to 14 business days from the time a request is received. Response times may be longer during periods of high volume. If your request is urgent, you may email with “RUSH” in the subject line and your request will be addressed within five business days from the date of receipt. Please note that all rushed requests warrant a $50 rush fee.

Fees and Payments

The permission fee depends on the purpose of the use as well as the formats you will be using. Payment should be made in U.S. currency and must be received before permission is granted. (Checks and credit cards are accepted).

Content Licensed to Databases

The AAFP has the authority to license content for which we are the copyright holder to database companies and/or document delivery services. Such database companies may distribute our content to third-party distributors with prior approval of the AAFP. The following are companies with which we have agreements for AFP and FPM: 

  • Ebsco
  • Elsevier