Copyright and OA Policy

The copyright in the text of individual articles (including research articles, opinion articles, book reviews, conference proceedings and abstracts) is the work of the authors, subject to a general license granted to Pharmacog Rev. by transferring the copyright upon submission of articles and a Creative Commons CC-BY licence granted to all others, as specified below.

All work submitted to Pharmacog Rev. implies that it presents original, unpublished work of the authors, which has not been published previously, has not been accepted for publication elsewhere and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

On acceptance of the manuscript for publications, Corresponding Author on behalf of all authors of the manuscript will be required to sign and submit a completed Copyright Form.

As an author or contributor you grant permission to others to reproduce your articles, including any graphics and third-party materials supplied by you, in accordance with the Journal Terms and Conditions and subject to any copyright notices which you include in connection with such materials. The license granted to third parties is a Creative Common Attribution (“CC BY”) licence. The current version is CC-BY, version 4.0 (, and the licence will automatically be updated as and when updated by the Creative Commons organisation.

The following summaries are shown as they can be found on the Creative Commons website as of 21st August, 2016.

The Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 provides the following summary (where ‘you’ equals ‘the user’):

Sharing — copying and redistributing the material in any medium or format.

Adapting — remixing, transforming, and building upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as there is full adherence to the license terms under the following terms:

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 that the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions — you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.