Licensing Policy

The Cosmic Journal of Biology (CJB) is an open access journal, which means that all articles are freely available to read and download without any subscription fees. The CJB is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

The CC BY 4.0 license allows anyone to copy, distribute, and adapt the material for any purpose, even commercially, under the following conditions:

  • Attribution: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No restrictions: You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

In other words, the CC BY 4.0 license allows authors to retain copyright of their work, while also allowing others to reuse it freely, provided that the original authors are credited.

Here are some specific examples of how the CC BY 4.0 license for the CJB can be used:

  • Anyone can read and download CJB articles for free, without any restrictions.
  • CJB articles can be shared on social media, websites, and other online platforms.
  • CJB articles can be used in educational materials, such as textbooks and lecture slides.
  • CJB articles can be used in commercial products and services, such as e-books and online courses.

To summarize, the CC BY 4.0 license for the CJB is a very permissive license that allows for wide reuse of articles. Authors who publish in the CJB retain copyright of their work, while also allowing others to share and reuse it freely, provided that the original authors are credited.