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Last Updated: January 8, 2021

This Permissions page is part of the Terms of Service (“Terms”) for JSH-Online (the “Service”), owned and operated by The Christian Science Publishing Society and its affiliate The First Church of Christ, Scientist (“CSPS”). General rules and restrictions concerning use of content from the Service (“Content”) can be found in Sections 2, 3, 4 and 12 of the Terms. Special rules apply to Subscribing Organizations with Institutional Subscriptions; please see Section 3 of the Terms.

For the convenience of our Users, this Permissions page lists certain uses that Users may make of the Content without needing to seek further specific permission. It also provides information on how to request permission when needed.

Things for which you do not need our permission

Sharing of photocopies or print copies of articles

Individual Users may download Content from the Service—one machine readable copy and one print copy per page—for your personal, noncommercial use only, where permitted by the Service’s functionality (in some cases the functionality may not allow printing or downloading of Content). Individual Users may share up to 100 photocopies or print copies of a stand-alone text article. Subscribing organizations and other Non-Profit organizations (churches, informal groups, schools, 501(c)(3) organizations, and the like) may make up to two enlargements on paper (e.g., for window displays, event booths, etc.), or up to 100 photocopies or print copies of a stand-alone text article for one-time distribution, free of charge, at public events and talks, fairs, meetings, conferences, summits, etc., to promote JSH-Online or the print or digital editions of our magazines.

Please note that the above permission does not apply to entire issues of magazines, "Items of Interest," reader comments, or other reader-submitted Content, nor does it permit you to incorporate or post an article into another web page, publication, etc., without permission (but see “Linking to the Service” below). You must ensure that the Service’s copyright and other notices and the URL “” are legible on the copies. Whenever possible, we ask that you use the electronic sharing functions provided by the Service (email, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp buttons) rather than sharing photocopies of articles, as this gives the recipient the opportunity to explore not only JSH-Online but also

If copying from a print magazine, please observe the following additional guidelines: (1) Please only use full pages; (2) full page images must include the adjacent page of written content as it appears in the magazine; (3) all credits must be preserved; and (4) copies of covers must include credits and model disclaimers (usually found on one of the inside front pages).

Sharing Electronic Copies of Content

Individual Users may share electronic copies of Content only through the sharing functions provided by the Service or through permitted non-public display on a device. Specifically, the Service permits Users to share links to certain Content by email. This functionality does not actually send a copy of the Content, but instead sends a link to the Content so that the email recipient may access the Content by clicking on the emailed link. You do not need permission to use this “email a link” functionality; however, you may not email the Content itself.

Additionally, the Service may permit sharing of links to Content via Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp buttons. Sharing Content via social media is only allowed using the buttons provided by the Service. Please do not share logos or images from the Content other than via the sharing functions provided by the Service. Please do not copy Content from the Service, or from a social media​ page, to post elsewhere.

Sharing Entire Issues of Magazines in Print Format

Subscribers may download entire issues of magazines only as the Service’s functionality permits and for the Subscriber’s personal use only. Subscribers may store one copy of each issue on their own computer, and print one copy for their own use. You may share your printed copy with others, but you may not make additional printed copies to share. Special rules apply to Subscribing Organizations with Institutional Subscriptions; please see Section 3 of the Terms.

Sharing of Entire Issues of Magazines in Electronic Format

Users may not share full issues of magazines downloaded from the Service by any electronic method whatsoever, including, without limitation, by email, web posting, file sharing, digital copying, social media, or otherwise.

Linking to the Service

JSH-Online appreciates the growing web and blogging community and wants to be part of the conversation. However, as a paid subscription Service, we ask that you link to articles on JSH-Online, rather than reproduce them on your site or blog ("your site").

Linking to the JSH-Online Homepage

JSH-Online invites you to place a link to our homepage on your site. Please see for more information on linking to us, as well as some web-enabled logos. Our homepage includes links to each of our magazines, and other online-only Content, so there is no need to link directly to any individual magazine. The JSH-Online homepage offers a substantial amount of freely accessible content which is updated regularly, and no permission is needed to link to it. 

Deep linking to specific content

A "deep link" is a direct link to a specific article or other Content on the Service (including online versions of The Herald of Christian Science) which bypasses the Service’s paywall. Deep links are not the same as a link to the homepage of the Service or to other Content that is available to the public without a subscription to the Service. Deep links are used to share non-public Content that should not be shared via other methods, such as copy and paste.

(Technical Note: Sharing a non-deep link URL of non-public Content on the Service will only enable subscribers to access the Content; non-subscribers will be directed to a login page.)

If you are a Subscriber and wish to post a deep link on your site, please use the Service’s email sharing functionality to send yourself a link to the Content. The email will include a deep link that you can post on your site, which will enable non-subscribers to access the Content on the Service. Additionally, you may convert the link you receive in the email into a QR code, which may be put on Reading Room window displays and handouts.  

If you are a Subscriber, your site may maintain as many as five deep links to Content on the Service without prior written permission. You may reproduce the first paragraph or a brief quote (with quotation marks and attribution) from an article, or a brief description of other Content, as an introduction to the deep link. To request permission to post more than five deep links, please contact us at Institutions should have their own subscriptions to post deep links on their websites. If you are converting deep links to QR codes, please do not exceed more than five QR codes in your window displays or handouts at any time. Deep links are more effective than QR codes on websites or in emails.

Deep link limit for mass emails. If you are a Subscriber, you or your organization may include up to 2 deep links to Content on the Service in “mass emails.” A mass email is an email sent to 50 or more recipients.

A special note to bloggers and social media users:

We appreciate the value of blogging and social media sharing and want to be part of the conversation, so the limit of five deep links described above does not apply to blogs or to sharing deep links using the social media sharing functionality provided by the Service (such as the Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, or any other social media buttons).

Instead, please limit blog and social media posts to not more than 5 deep links per week, whether you are posting to an individual timeline or a social media group. In addition, if you are sharing via other platforms that do not yet have social media buttons on the Service (i.e., LinkedIn or WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or SMS groups), please use deep links as described in this section, rather than copying and pasting the text of the Content (although we acknowledge that there are regions where Internet connectivity is poor, and as a result, copying and pasting may be the only option).

We ask you to respect the integrity of the periodicals by not posting deep links just for the sake of creating an alternative archive of Content, or to discourage people from subscribing to JSH-Online or to the print periodicals. To make the sharing relevant, we recommend you include some additional context to introduce why you are sharing the deep links. This could include a "pull quote" from the article (e.g., a few words up to a sentence or two), such as you might see in our magazines.

Regarding translations

Please do not translate material from JSH-Online without permission. CSPS owns the copyright to the materials published in the Christian Science periodicals and on the periodical websites, in English and other languages, including without limitation articles, testimonies, and letters, as well as any authorized translations of such materials, and each version is carefully edited to ensure its accuracy. In order to avoid confusion about whether translations and materials in languages other than English are authorized, and to respect copyright, unofficial translations should not be created (other than for individual personal use), posted on social media, blogs, or alternative websites, nor collected and distributed via Reading Rooms, without permission from CSPS.

Much of the content on JSH-Online has already been translated into one or more languages. We recommend searching on JSH-Online to find out if an article has already been translated. The easiest way to do this is to search by the article’s author. In many cases, the share button at the top of an article will indicate if there are translations and provide links to them. If you find a translation that is not yet linked to the original article in this way, please use the “Send a comment to the Editors” button at the bottom of article pages to let us know.

If you are unable to locate a translation of a given article by searching on JSH-Online, you are welcome to suggest it for official translation by CSPS for publication on JSH-Online. To do this, contact us at,,, or for translation into French, German, Portuguese, or Spanish, or for translation into Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian and Swedish. While we cannot promise that a request for translation will be filled, we appreciate knowing what you think would be of use to a particular language field.

Online content in Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian and Swedish and informal translations of articles in other languages can be found at To learn more, please write to or use this “Contact Us” link.

Special Situations

If you feel there are obstacles to sharing Christian Science materials from this website according to our Terms, including due to a hostile political, social, or religious climate, please feel free to get in touch with us at or via this “Contact Us” link.

Linking to The Christian Science Journal Directory

JSH-Online invites you to embed The Christian Science Journal Directory Search Widget on your site. The Directory is a complete listing of all Christian Science Practitioners, Teachers, Churches, Societies, Reading Rooms, Christian Science Nurses, College Organizations, Committees on Publication, Nursing Facilities, Visiting Nurse Services, and Military Chaplains worldwide. Sign up to get the Directory Search Widget embed code for placement on your website. Please review the Journal Directory Search Widget: User License Agreement before adding the widget to your site. To learn more about the The Christian Science Journal Directory, visit

Other Uses

Other than as described above, if you would like to repost, reprint or otherwise reuse an article or any other Content, please see the following “Permission Requests” section.

Permission Requests

Photos and audio / video / podcast permissions

Photos, audio, and video materials created by CSPS, including audio clips, audio slideshows, radio programs, videos and podcasts posted on this Service are made available for private, personal use only. Please note that “personal use” does not include sharing Content other than as permitted by these Permissions guidelines.

You may not download, capture, or extract photos, illustrations or other images from the context of the text article in which they were originally published. You may not download, capture, or extract audio clips, audio slideshows, radio programs, videos and podcasts unless the functionality of the Service specifically permits you to do so. Unless otherwise allowed in these Permissions guidelines, you must request permission in order to republish, embed, publicly display, perform, or distribute this Content through any media, including but not limited to broadcast and websites. However, no permission is needed to receive streaming transmissions of Content for group listening or viewing, for example listening to a Sentinel Radio program in a Christian Science Reading Room. 

How to submit a permission request

To request permission to reproduce copyrighted Content from this Service in ways not addressed above, under “Uses for which you need not ask permission,” or to ask general questions about our reprint policies, email us at Please include the following information along with your request:

  • Your name, organization, address, phone number, fax, and email;
  • Title and author of the article or a description of any non-article Content;
  • The URL on JSH-Online where you found the item, as well as the name and date of our publication in which the item appeared, if indicated;
  • Description of how you plan to use the item;
  • Media in which you plan to use the item--please be specific as to format, (Print: book, magazine, photocopies; Electronic: Internet, intranet, e-book, CD-ROM, DVD; Audio/visual, etc.);
  • The length of time you want to use the item;
  • The circulation or number of copies you want to make;
  • The price (if any) you intend to charge for your product or publication;
  • The date of your event, or the deadline date for your publication; and
  • Any other information which might be helpful to us in considering your request.

Note: There are some elements of Content which CSPS does not own or control. In such cases, CSPS must refer reuse requests to another rights holder. Different kinds of Content are subject to varying reuse guidelines. If you have questions about specific Content, please feel free to contact us at

Christian Science Reading Rooms have separate guidelines for reuse of Content. Please email for more information.

Permission contacts for related publications and organizations

CSPS and its affiliates maintain other websites, which have their own permissions and copyright information. Visit