Review articles - consent of the authors of original article (Sep/15/2008 )
When someone is writing a review on some topic, is it required or expected to seek for permission from the authors of the original article as the review will be based on the data from the original article. (if anyone can give me link to any guideline on this - would be helpful)
Not as far as I'm aware. It's no different to quoting a research paper in your own paper. All you're doing is summarising the work they did, so asa long as you don't try to pass the work off as your own, there's no problem.
To take the argument to it's illogical conclusion, imagine if Cary Mullis was expected to give permission to every person who used PCR! He'd never be able to work...