The journal applies the license of CC BY (a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International  license). This license allows authors to keep ownership of the copyright of their papers. But this license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and the source of the work. The license ensures that the article will be available as widely as possible and that they can include the article in any scientific archive.

Licenses and Copyright

The following policy applies in JBCD:

  • JBCD applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to articles and other works we publish. If you submit your paper for publication by JBCD, you agree to have the CC BY license applied to your work. Under this Open Access license, you, as the author, agree that anyone can reuse your article in whole or part for any purpose, for free, even for commercial purposes. Anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse the content if the author and source are properly cited. This facilitates freedom in re-use and also ensures that JBCD content can be mined without barriers for research needs.
  • If your manuscript contains content such as photos, images, figures, tables, audio files, videos, etc., that you or your co-authors do not own, we will require you to provide us with proof that the owner of that content (a) has given you written permission to use it, and (b) has approved of the CC BY license being applied to their content. We provide a form to ask for and obtain permission from the owner. If you do not have owner permission, we will ask you to remove that content and/or replace it with other content you own or have such permission to use. Do not assume that you can use any content you find on the Internet or that the content is fair game just because it is unclear who the owner is or what license applies.
  • Many authors assume that if they previously published a paper through another publisher, they own the rights to that content and can freely use that content in their paper, but that is not necessarily the case; it depends on the license that covers the other paper. Some publishers allow unrestricted re-use of article content they own, such as under the CC BY license. Other publishers use licenses that allow re-use only if the same license is applied by the person or publisher re-using the content. If the paper was published under a CC BY license or another license that allows unrestricted use, you may use the content in your paper submitted to JBCD, provided that you give proper attribution, as explained above. If the content was published under a more restrictive license, you must ascertain what rights you have under that license. At a minimum, review the license to ensure you can use the content. Contact JBCD if you have any questions about the license. If the license does not permit you to use the content in a paper that will be covered by an unrestricted license, you must obtain written permission from the publisher to use the content in your JBCD paper. Please do not include any content in your JBCD paper which you do not have the rights to use, and always give proper attribution.
  • If relevant accompanying data is submitted to repositories with stated licensing policies, the policies should not be more restrictive than CC BY.
  • JBCD reserves the right to remove any photos, captures, images, figures, tables, illustrations, audio and video files, and the like from any paper, whether before or after publication, if we have reason to believe that the content was included in your paper without permission from the owner of the content.