Illustrating Your SABR Articles
Photos, images, and graphics are an important aspect of highlighting the written word in your SABR Games Project article — or any other story you may write for SABR. The visibility of the essay is enhanced by those illustrations and authors are encouraged to think about the overall display and presentation of their baseball stories on the SABR website.
It is important for SABR and its members to abide by copyright laws. A specific illustration may be used if one or more of the following conditions is met.
- Permission is granted by the rights-holder. For example, the author may actually own the photo. If you know who owns the rights to a particular image (person, company, library, etc.), you can seek their permission to use a specific image with your SABR essay. Fees should not be paid in exchange for permission without prior approval from the SABR office.
- The illustration is in the public domain. Such sources include the Library of Congress, most pre-1926 images, or entities such as defunct newspapers where the copyright has fallen into the public domain.
- Sources that qualify as Fair Use. In some cases, baseball cards are commercial products that SABR can use for illustrative purposes in these articles. Please check with SABR editors before using any commercial product with your article.
How can the author be involved in selecting the right illustration and what should they do? Insert/embed the recommended illustration in your Word document, right below the title/header and include any caption information.
The author should also include any relevant sourcing information in the Sources section of the essay. Think of it as the illustration tagging along as your essay goes from your hand to another SABR product for the baseball community!
If you have any questions about the use of a particular photo, please contact Jacob Pomrenke or the Games Project editors.