Copyright & License

Journal of Surgery and Medicine (JOSAM) is an Open Access (OA) journal. The content in the JOSAM is protected by copyright. Copyright protection applies automatically to any original work as soon as it is written down or put into permanent or fixed form. There does not need to be a © symbol next to the work for it to be protected by copyright. It generally lasts for 70 years after the death of the author (or the last remaining co-author). JOSAM articles are fully compliant with funder OA mandates; they are free to read without a subscription. 

The copyright for any articles published in a journal by JOSAM is retained by the author(s). Authors grant the publisher a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Even after the paper is published, the copyright remains with the author.

Creative Commons license
All articles are freely available to read, download and share from the time of publication under the terms of the Creative Commons License Attribution-Non Commercial No Derivative (CC BY-NC-ND) license. This license does not permit reuse for any commercial purposes, nor does it cover the reuse or modification of individual elements of the work (such as figures, tables, etc.) in the creation of derivative works without specific permission. The author grants the right to share and use original work with the condition that it be appropriately credited, it may not be used for commercial purposes, and secondary products must also be made available under the same terms of use. 

When authors submit their articles to JOSAM, they are kindly asked to acknowledge and accept the following Corresponding Author Statements. This can be done by signing the JOSAM Statement Form.


Corresponding Author Statement 

On behalf of all authors, as the corresponding author of the manuscript, I warrant that

  1. The manuscript submitted is my/our own original work,
  2. All authors participated in the work in a substantive way and are prepared to take public responsibility for the work,
  3. I was authorized by all authors to the manuscript and to enter into a binding contract with the JOSAM, and I will be responsible in the event of all disputes that have occurred and that may occur.
  4. All authors have seen and approved the manuscript as submitted.
  5. E-mail and street addresses of all authors have been entered into the JOSAM and Evaluation System correctly.
  6. The manuscript has not been published and is not being submitted or considered for publication elsewhere.
  7. The text, illustrations, and any other materials included in the manuscript do not infringe upon any existing copyright or other rights of anyone.

As the corresponding author, I also warrant that “JOSAM and the Journal Editors” will not be held liable against all copyright claims of any third party or in lawsuits that may be filed in the future, and that I will be the only person who will be liable in such cases. I also warrant that the article contains no libelous or unlawful statements, I/we did not use any unlawful method or material during the research, I/we obtained all legal permissions pertaining to the research, and I/we adhered to ethical principles during the research.