Open Access Policy and Copyright

Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery is from volume XXX published Open Access under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC 4.0 license. Authors retain full copyright (please see the copyright statement below for further details) 

Articles are published immediately upon approval of the final proof and payment of the publication fee. All articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier).

Copyright statement

When publishing articles open access in Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, the author(s) will retain the copyright in their work, and grant first publication rights to the Acta Chirurgica Scandinavia Society. In consideration of the publication of the article, the authors grant to Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery the licence to 1) publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the article worldwide in all forms, formats and media now known or as developed in the future, including print, electronic and digital forms, and 2) to translate the article into other languages, create adaptations, summaries or extracts of the article. Please note that authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission for reproducing copyrighted material from other sources.

Authors submitting to Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery agree to publish their articles under the CC-BY-NC 4.0 licence, which dictates what others can do with the article once it has been published. This licence allows for the non-commercial reuse of the published paper so long as the published paper is fully attributed.

All commercial requests to re-use the article in whole or in part will be handled by Medical Journals Sweden on behalf of Acta Chirurgica Scandinavia Society. Any permission fees will be retained by this organization. For the purposes of these terms, “commercial use” means use in any manner that is primarily intended for or directed toward commercial advantage or monetary compensation, including but not limited to provision or distribution.