Open Access License

The Open Access movement is a relatively new development in academic publishing. Open-Access journals propose a model for academic publishing that enables global, barrier-free, immediate open access to the full text of research articles for the best interests of the scientific community and general public. Open Access journals are no different from traditional subscription-based journals; they undergo the same peer-review and quality control process as any other scholarly journal.

The Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal is an open access journal which applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (Attribution 3.0 Unported; full legal text of the license is available here)  under which anyone is free to copy, distribute and display the work; to make derivative works; to make commercial use of the work without receiving permission from the authors or the publishers, under the following conditions:

  • The original authors and source are properly acknowledged and cited.  You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • For any reuse or distribution, it must be made clear to others what the license terms of this work are.
  • Any of these conditions can be waived if the author gives permission.

Appropriate attribution can be provided by simply citing the original article (e.g. Hershko A. Science as an Adventure - Lessons for the Young Scientist. RMMJ 2010;1:e001. doi:10.5041/RMMJ.10001).