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  1. Visit Simply visit SpringerLink or and locate the desired article or book chapter that contains the material you wish to reuse.
  2. Then go to the article or chapter abstract and click on “Reprints & Permissions" which can be located in the "About this article" section at the end of the article OR end of the chapter. This will open open the order entry page from which you can request permission;
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