How to obtain permission/license
If you would like to request:
- obtaining permission to use of Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ/JCQ2 or any scales or questions
from the questionnaires
- to receive the Users Guide and Questionnaire and Reference materials
- to receive information about the user fee
It is standard procedure for everybody who makes use of the Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ/JCQ2 or any scales or questions from the questionnaires to obtain a permission to do so from our JCQ Center Global. JCQ Center Global ApS owns the global copyright in the JCQ/JCQ2/Karasek Questionnaires and the JCQ/JCQ2/Karasek Questionnaires is created and copyrighted in all languages versions by Professor R. Karasek who is also Director of JCQ Center Global ApS.
The permission/license to use the JCQ/JCQ2/Karasek Questionnaires is a project-specific license for an exact project and for a specific sample size. To request permission/license and receive the license for use of Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ, JCQ2 or any scales or questions from the questionnaires, please fill out information’s and complete this online usage-request-information form. Then you will receive the contract and code information, and can begin using the questionnaires.
Usage of Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ or JCQ2 without permission constitutes a clear and serious violation of our copyright. Our copyright is global and applicable legal for all translations/language of the Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ or JCQ2. Thus, please fill out your information precisely so that you receive permission contract for the correct project (the information will be printed on the JCQ permission that you will receive). The permission/license is given for a specific time and project.
Permission for use of Karasek Questionnaires JCQ/JCQ2 or any scales or questions from questionnaires is only valid when requested on this JCQ Center Global official site online usage-request-information form and when you have received the signed contract (with the permission to your exact project) from our JCQ Center Global - Director, Professor Emeritus R. Karasek.
If you have questions you are also welcome to send us an email by this email: Speak with JCQ Center Global
We are looking forward to supplying you with the Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ or JCQ2 and research support materials.
There are usage charges for all Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ/JCQ2 and for use of any scales or questions from the questionnaires. The license fees for use of Karasek Questionnaires JCQ/JCQ2 or any scales or questions from the questionnaires, and our online service help to ensure the much- needed questionnaire quality control in its many usage locations. The usage charges also help insure that the questionnaire instrument is appropriately and accurately used and validated, and facilitate development of accurate benchmark scores. Furthermore, usage charges support continuing development of the questionnaires and Job Content Questionnaires research field and facilitate the collaborative activity of our active global community network.
We offer reduced prices for students and researchers - For strictly academic use –
We offer special discount for very large samples
Payment by MasterCard, Visa, American Express, via our website shopping cart.
JCQ Center Global Aps accepts payment by MasterCard, Visa, American Express, via our website shopping cart.
Payments must be in EUR or DKK.
If we accept your request for JCQ usage-permission-license and we send you the invoice, we reserve the cost related to usage on your credit-card. When we send you the permission/contract and Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ or JCQ2 materials and code, we draw the amount from your card account.
We also accept payment by wire transfers.
If you pay by wire transfer instructions are as follows:
1. The transfer must be in EUR or DKK.
2. Instruct your bank with this term: "No originating bank fees to beneficiary".
3. The wire should reference the JCQ Center Global ApS invoice.
4. When we have verified that the amount of the wire transfer matches the amount of the order (and that no originating bank fees have been deducted), we will fulfill the permission-contract for use and send you the permission-contract and Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ or JCQ2 materials and code.
If you are planning to request for permission to use Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ, JCQ2 or any
scales or questions from the questionnaires - please complete and submit this online usage-request-information form and pay via credit card or bank wire transfer. We need the information for the exact project that you are requesting permission to use Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ or JCQ2 for. The information that will be printed on the project-specific Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ or JCQ2 usage-permission-license you will receive include email address and name of the person who will get permission to use JCQ and name of project and institution.
If we can accept your request for Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ or JCQ2 usage-permission-license and we send you the invoice your permission will often be fulfilled/shipped within 3-5 business days upon receipt of your request - if we have been able to reserve the cost related to usage on your credit-card and you have accepted our conditions/contract. But please be aware that some periods we have many request and there may be additional waiting time for you to receive the permission after you have send your request.
Returns and Exchanges
Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ and JCQ2 Usage-permission-license, Reproduction licenses and PDF files and Reports, Courses and Consulting may not be returned.
Copyright and Publishing- Reproductions in any context
The full Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ, JCQ2 or any scales or parts of questions from the questionnaires/ JCQ Question texts (full question)are NOT allowed to be distributed in any context or in any location.
DISTRIBUTING AN ENTIRE Karasek Questionnaire, JCQ, JCQ2 or any scales or part of questions from the questionnaire/ JCQ texts are NOT allowed.
Karasek Questionnaire, JCQ, JCQ2 or any scales or part of questions from the questionnaire/ JCQ texts is NOT to appear in any regular public publication, except as the "keywords".-
You are allowed to use the keywords (instead of the JCQ Question) in academic research publications and journal publications after you have paid the license - the allowed keywords are noted in the material you will received after you have paid the price mention here for use of JCQ in your project.
All reproductions in any medium need special permission and need to be purchased from the JCQ Center Global ApS.
You are not allowed to send JCQ Center Global instruments in the text of an email or as a PDF file/email attachment to survey participants.
If you intend to use Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ or JCQ2 for more respondents that you have now informed us about and have received permission for, then you need to contact us again for special new permission and license payment
If you intend to use the Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ or JCQ2 for a new project beyond the one you have now informed us about and have received permission for, then you need to contact us again for special new permission and license payment
The license you receive when you have paid for use of either Karasek Questionnaire, JCQ, JCQ2 or scales or questions from the questionnaires is only valid as an on-paper response questionnaire (or by explicit permission to administer the instrument electronically with special extra conditions), distributed one time to respondents and then collected and scored by the User (the license holder)
Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ, JCQ2 or any scales or parts of questions from the questionnaires may NOT be put on a remote website. Optionally this service can be permitted but requires purchase of special permission -If you wish to use the JCQ as a remote electronic use you need to ask for special permission and special conditions and payment.
Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ, JCQ2 or any scales or parts of questions from the questionnaire/ JCQ Question texts (full question)may not be retyped and reformatted for online administration via a non-JCQ Center system. If you wish to use Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ, JCQ2 or any scales or parts of the questions from the questionnaire,on a remote website (online service) you need to ask for special permission (special conditions and payment).The policy on the JCQ Center Globals information should be followed and such use needs to be cleared with JCQ Center Global with special payment.
Data Copy Requirements
The user agrees – upon request by the JCQ Center Global - to send a copy of JCQ data, demographic data (and if used the JCQ Center recommended psychological strain scale data).
Translations of JCQ questions, Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ, JCQ2 or any scales or parts of question from the questionnaires
Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ, JCQ2 and questions and scales from the questionnaires in 29+ languages
Any translations into the languages of the site countries, and back translation of the questions into English are to be:
- Approvedby R. Karasek by a signed translation agreement with JCQ Center Global
- Providedto the JCQ Center Global ApS (a copy of the translation needs to be sent).
These may be distributed by the JCQ Center in the future to other users under the same conditions as the English version. All rights to the translation belong to the instrument author and copyright holder R. Karasek, JCQ Center Global ApS.
Permission to put Sample Items into a Dissertation or in Published Work
Permission to put one specific sample items of the instrument into a dissertation or thesis appendix is provided when license to reproduce is purchased. This provides permission for one specific sample items to show the characteristics of the instrument. JCQ Center Global will only provide permission for one sample items. The goal is to provide an example of content, not to provide a usable scale. However, when license to reproduce is purchased you are allowed to use keywords -instead of the JCQ Question – for example in research publications and journal publications. Keywords need to communicate the core meaning of the item loading into the factor but the entire item does not need to be reproduced. JCQ Center Global provides keywords for each item that captures the core meaning. Thus, the goal is realized without violating the copyright.
The Copyright Statement
All reproductions need to include the word “ ©Copyright R. Karasek JCQ Center Global ApS. All rights reserved. www.jcqcenter.com ”. This statement should be either on all pages or immediately following a partial use of the instrument (e.g., a table where permission has been received).
Purchase the licenses to administer your survey. Your licenses will include a letter of permission specifying the sample item and keywords you may include in your Dissertation or in Published Work and the copyright statement to use. The entire instrument may not be reproduced in any context. If you find a complete instrument published in any source, please let us know.
Alteration of Items and Instruments / Administering Only Part of Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ, JCQ2
If the instrument is altered it may affect the validity and/or reliability of the instrument because the meaning of the items and/or the directions changes.
If only part of an instrument is administered, the context changes and the validity properties of the instrument may not still be represented. A warning to this effect should be made in the article.
Karasek Questionnaires, JCQ, JCQ2 or any scales or parts of the questions from the questionnaire vs the User’s Guide
There is a difference between the User’s Guide-manual and the instrument itself. If you are referring to the User’s Guide-manual, look on the title page of the manual for the title and copyright date, if you are referring to the instrument, look on the first page of the instrument.
Include an instrument in Thesis or Dissertation or for research proposal:If you need a copy of the instrument for your research proposal, we can offer you to purchase the User guide, which includes one sample copy of the instrument and the keywords ofscales for review.
All request for permission to use, and license payments for use of, Karasek Questionnaires JCQ/JCQ2 or JCQ Center Global Courses and Consulting can only be made by using our official website here - online usage-request-information form