Rights and Licensing Agreement

By submitting a manuscript (article) to PulmCCM Journal I agree to all the terms on this webpage at the time I submit the article. My co-authors (if any) also agree to these terms, and have authorized me to submit the manuscript under these terms. I agree these terms represent the whole binding agreement regarding the intellectual property rights of my (our) manuscript. I (we) understand this website may change, and so I (we) have printed or saved a copy of these terms on the date of submission.

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

I (we) further certify that:

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. All co-authors are listed; no uncited agent or agency (“ghostwriter”) has contributed in any way to the article text. If the article has undergone professional copyediting prior to submission, all copyeditors and agencies’ contact information has been included on the title page.

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.