A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created.
There are several types of CC licenses. In the context of JMIR Publications, the most important licenses are cc-by (attribution license) and CC0 (public domain: material can be used freely). All articles in JMIR are published under cc-by, which is the most liberal cc-license other than CC0. The only condition for use is attribution (cite the origin/copyright holder) and stating that it is published under cc-by.
When editorial staff or authors pick a TOC image for an article, they typically look for an image licensed under CC-BY or CC0, unless it is created by the authors themselves (Copyright, Licensing, Attribution of TOC images).
- Can you give me permission to publish my article as part of my thesis or book?
- Can you give me copyright or the permission to use a figure (or other material from a JMIR article)?
- Copyright, Licensing, Attribution of TOC images
- Where can I find the publication forms for authors and where do I submit them?