Rights and Licensing

By submitting a manuscript (article) to PulmCCM Journal I certify that:

I agree to these terms, and my co-authors (if any) also agree to these terms, and authorize me to submit the manuscript. I agree that these terms represent the whole binding agreement regarding the intellectual property rights of my (our) manuscript.

The article is 100% my/our original work, has not been published elsewhere, and if submitted elsewhere, is no longer under consideration at any other media publication.

The article does not violate or infringe on any other third party rights including copyright, and granting rights to PulmCCM Journal does not breach any existing obligation or contract, including a commitment given to secrecy or privacy. The article contains nothing that could be considered unlawful or libelous.

I (we) have worked diligently to ensure the article’s factual and academic integrity. All statements of fact contained within it are true, and no instruction or formula within, followed accurately, will cause harm, illness, or injury to the user, to the best of my (our) personal knowledge and my (our) understanding of current accepted scientific knowledge. I (we) have not plagiarized from any source.

I (we) agree that my work, when published, will enter into a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY), meaning that it may be freely shared as long as attribution is made, and that all data may also be freely shared under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication waiver. Although data does not legally require attribution under this waiver, professional cultural norms still necessitate citation of the data’s original source.

Specifically, I (we) agree to the following open access license agreement (a Creative Commons Attribution License):

Anyone is free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material from my article in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material in my article

for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — I and my co-authors must be given appropriate credit, with a link to the license provided, and any changes made must be identified. This may be done in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests that I (we) endorse the derivative use or its creator.
  • No additional restrictions — Derivative users may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


  • Derivative users do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where their use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
  • No warranties are given. The license may not give derivative users all of the permissions necessary for their intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how they use the material.
  • I (we) cannot revoke these freedoms as long as derivative users follow the license terms.

Statutory fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above.

I am aware that the full license to be applied to my article is available on the Creative Commons website, and by submitting my article to PulmCCM Journal, I agree to be bound by all the terms of this license.