Rights of Authors, Readers and the Publisher

      

We strongly recommend that authors make themselves familiar with both copyright and the rights of authors, readers and the publisher before submitting their work.

Authors Declaration and Warranties

By submitting any research article for the purposes of publication by Dove Medical Press Limited ("DMP") you must certify and warrant that:
1.You have been authorised by any co authors to submit the research article; and

(a) You are the sole author(s) of the article and are legally able and entitled to submit the article and authorise DMP to publish the research article. If the law requires that the article be published in the public domain, I/we will notify DMP at the time of submission.

(b) The research article is original, has not already been published in any other journal (medical, or otherwise) or is not currently under consideration for publication by another journal, and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other rights prescribed by law;

(c) The article contains nothing that is unlawful, defamatory, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidentiality;

(d) Due care, diligence and all other requisite investigations were carried out in the preparation of the research article(s) to ensure its accuracy. To the best of your knowledge all statements contained in it purporting to be factual are true and correct.

CC-BY-NC License

DMP publishes its articles under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license (CC-BY-NC). This allows for the non-commercial reuse of the published paper so long as the published paper is fully attributed. Commercial re-use can only be undertaken with the permission of the publisher.

Authors who submit papers to Dove Medical Press (DMP) under a CC-BY-NC license do so under the Open Access facility and pay to have their paper freely available online. Authors will be asked to sign an Open Access license agreement prior to publication, details of which are:

Articles published under this arrangement are made freely available online upon publication without subscription barriers to access. Users of such published articles are entitled to use, reproduce, disseminate, or display these articles provided that:

  • The original authorship is properly and fully attributed;

  • The journal and publisher are attributed as the original place of publication with correct citation details given;

  • If an original work is subsequently reproduced or disseminated not in its entirety but only in part or as a derivative work this is clearly indicated;

  • No articles are reproduced for commercial use (see sections 4 and 5 here) without the prior consent of DMP and payment to DMP of any appropriate fee.

Authors are also entitled to deposit the final electronic version of the article into an institutional or centrally organized subject repository upon publication. This is provided that they include a link to the published version of the article on the journal's web site, and that the journal and DMP are attributed as the original place of publication, with correct citations given.

This broad license has been developed to facilitate open access to, and free use of, original works of all types for personal, research and educational use but not commercial use (see sections 4 and 5 here for the definition of commercial use).

In the future DMP may choose to produce printed copies of articles in bound form. This means that articles will reach a wider audience than users of the web-based journals we produce, and that articles will be available in durable form. Without prejudice to the terms of the license (see Author Information section of this website) we reserve the right to reproduce author's articles in this way. We further reserve the right to sell any copies made to DMP’s benefit and credit.  This right is exclusive to DMP and the author must disclose any third party who may have a conflict of interest in this regard.

 

CC-BY License

DMP offers authors whose articles are funded by the organisations listed here (under the CC-BY heading) the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. This license permits the reuse for commercial purposes, but still requires that the article is fully attributed.

Authors who submit papers to Dove Medical Press (DMP) under a CC-BY license do so under the Open Access facility and pay to have their paper freely available online. Authors will be asked to sign an Open Access license agreement prior to publication, details of which are:

Articles published under this arrangement are made freely available online upon publication without subscription barriers to access. Users of such published articles are entitled to use, reproduce, disseminate, or display these articles provided that:

  • The original authorship is properly and fully attributed;

  • The journal and publisher are attributed as the original place of publication with correct citation details given;

  • If an original work is subsequently reproduced or disseminated not in its entirety but only in part or as a derivative work this is clearly indicated.

Authors are also entitled to deposit the final electronic version of the article into an institutional or centrally organized subject repository upon publication. This is provided that they include a link to the published version of the article on the journal's web site, and that the journal and DMP are attributed as the original place of publication, with correct citations given.

This broad license has been developed to facilitate open access to, and free use of, original works of all types for personal, research and educational use.

In the future DMP may choose to produce printed copies of articles in bound form. This means that articles will reach a wider audience than users of the web-based journals we produce, and that articles will be available in durable form. Without prejudice to the terms of the license (see Author Information section of this website) we reserve the right to reproduce author's articles in this way. 

Commercial use of papers published under the Open Access model CC-BY-NC license

No papers published under a CC-BY-NC copyright license on the Dove Medical Press website may be reproduced, in any media or format, or linked to for any commercial purpose (eg. product support, etc) without the prior written consent of Dove Medical Press and payment to Dove Medical Press of an appropriate fee. For further information on commercial use of published papers please see sections 4 and 5 here.

Updated 20 September 2017