Open Access Policy

Creative Commons License

The articles contained in the following journals published by Cognizant, LLC are "open access articles" subject to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY NC) license.   That license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.  The articles are therefore free to read, download, cite and share with others.


  • GENE EXPRESSION - The Journal of Liver Research
  • ONCOLOGY RESEARCH  (Although Oncology Research has converted to Open Access, it is also available in hard copy).

Under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY NC) license, you are free, without payment of a royalty, to copy, distribute and transmit the work, and also to adapt the work as you deem desirable.  You are, however, subject to the following conditions:  you must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work), and you may not use the work for commercial purposes.

Any of the above conditions can be waived if you obtain permission from the copyright holder.  In most cases, Cognizant holds the copyright.  However, in some instances, the copyright may be held by the author or his/her employer, by a third party, by a non-US government entity, or it may be in the public domain.  Where the work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status in no way is affected by this policy.

In no way are any of the following rights affected by Cognizant's open access policy: your fair dealing or fair use rights, or other applicable copyright exceptions and limitations; the author's moral rights; or rights other persons may have either in the work itself or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights.

For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to the Creative Commons web page which contains the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY NC) license.

Attribution, Integrity and Copyright Notices

You must honor the author's "morals" rights, which include the right of attribution (the right for the author to be identified as such) and the right of integrity (the right for the author not to have the work altered in such a way that the author's reputation or integrity may be impugned).  Copyright notices and disclaimers must not be deleted.

If a work is translated into another language you must prominently display this statement: "This is an unofficial translation of an article that appeared in a Cognizant publication. The publisher has not endorsed this translation."  If content in an article is identified as belonging to a third party you are responsible for making sure that you have the right to use that content.

Articles in Cognizant's journals include all changes made during peer review, editing and publishing.  Any repository or website which downloads and hosts an article is responsible for incorporating any amendments or retractions subsequently supplied or published by Cognizant.

Use by Commercial "For-Profit" Organizations

Use of Cognizant's Open Access articles for commercial, promotional, or marketing purposes requires explicit permission from Cognizant and generally payment of a fee.  You are using a Cognizant Open Access article if you do any of the following:

Copy or download an article, or link to such article, for further redistribution, sale or licensing;
Copy, download or post an article on a site or using a service that incorporates advertising with such article;
Include or incorporate an article or content contained in an article in other another work that is made available for sale or licensing for a fee (other than "fair use" copying of small portions of the article with appropriate attribution) that is then made available for sale or licensing, for a fee;
Use an article, or content contained in an article for promotional or marketing purposes  (other than "fair use" copying of small portions of the article with appropriate attribution).

If you want to use a Cognizant Open Access article for commercial, promotional or marketing purposes, or if you have any questions with respect to the Cognizant Open Access Policy, you should contact:

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