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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Licence for publication

Cochrane Review ("Review")
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All authors must sign and date this form (or a separate copy for each author) and send the form(s) by post or fax, or scan and e-mail electronically, to the Managing Editor of the appropriate Cochrane Review Group.

Author(s):
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Authorship. I/we meet the following ICMJE criteria for authorship (http://www.icmje.org). I/we have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work. I/we have drafted the work or revised it critically for important intellectual content. I/we approve the final version to be published. I/we agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Updating. I/we agree to maintain this Review according to Cochrane’s updating policy (http://community.cochrane.org/editorial-and-publishing-policy-resource/cochrane-review-development/cochrane-review-updates), which may be revised from time to time.

Licence for publication.  I/we hereby grant to The Cochrane Collaboration for the full period of copyright and all extensions and renewals, a non-exclusive licence of the rights of copyright in and to the Review, including but not limited to the right to publish, re-publish, transmit, sell, distribute, and otherwise use the Review and the material contained therein in electronic editions of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and print reprints thereof, and in derivative works, in all languages and all media throughout the world, and to license or permit others to do so.

I/we represent that the Review is my/our original work. I am/we are the copyright owners of the Review or I am/we are expressly authorised by the copyright holder to grant this licence for publication. I/we warrant that the Review contains no libellous or unlawful statements and does not infringe the rights or privacy of others. I/we confirm that we have sought and obtained written permission from the copyright holders to use in the Review any excerpts from copyrighted works owned by third parties and have shown credit to the sources in the Review.

Terms of use. The Review will be made Open Access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License (CC BY-NC-ND), which permits users to copy, distribute and transmit an article as long as the author is attributed, the article is not used for commercial purposes, and the work is not modified or adapted in any way. For an understanding of what is meant by the terms of the Creative Commons License, please refer to Wiley's Open Access Terms and Conditions (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828079.html).

The author agrees to pay the appropriate article publication charge subject to any waiver granted by The Cochrane Collaboration and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

The author agrees that any and all copies of the Review or any part thereof distributed or posted by the author in print or electronic form will include the following form of acknowledgement and the relevant citation:

Acknowledgement: "This Cochrane Review was published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 20XX, Issue X. Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to feedback, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews should be consulted for the most recent version of the Cochrane Review."

Citation: Authors. Title. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 20XX, Issue X. Art. No.: CD00XXXX. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD00XXXX. [Insert persistent link to the article by using the URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD00XXXX.]

For permission to re-publish in forms not covered by the rights granted above, see http://www.cochranelibrary.com/about/permissions-and-reprints.html.

Declaration of interest statement, as included in the Review

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Author(s)

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World Health Organization (WHO) work – Note to World Health Organization (WHO) staff members

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A Cochrane Review or Protocol prepared by a WHO staff member as part of the staff member's official duties belongs to WHO. For such cases, WHO has a standard agreement with John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. to vary certain provisions of this Form (including the grant of a non-exclusive licence). In such a case: (1) the paragraph 'Licence for Publication' will not apply but the staff member must still accept and submit this Agreement; and (2) the staff member should make arrangements for their Director to sign the official addendum to this Form (contact openaccess@who.int with any queries); and (3) the WHO staff member shall then forward such addendum to CochraneLFP@wiley.com to arrange for it to be countersigned and returned to the WHO staff member.

Pursuant to the WHO Policy on Open Access, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd will deposit the Published Version to PubMed Central, which will be made publicly available immediately upon publication.

The addendum, signed by WHO and Wiley, must be uploaded to the Cochrane Licence for Publication in Archie. If you require assistance with this process, please contact the Managing Editor of the appropriate Cochrane Review Group.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) work – Note to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) staff members

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A Cochrane Review or Protocol prepared by a PAHO staff member in the normal course of duty; or outside the normal course of duty but related to the work of PAHO belongs to PAHO. For such cases, PAHO has a standard agreement with John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. to vary certain provisions of this Form (including the grant of a non-exclusive licence). In such a case: (1) the paragraph 'Licence for Publication' will not apply but the staff member must still accept and submit the License for Publication form; and (2) the staff member should complete the PAHO addendum and contact the PAHO legal department (LEG@paho.org) to arrange for signature of the completed PAHO addendum by the PAHO Deputy Director; and (3) the PAHO staff member shall then forward such addendum to CochraneLFP@wiley.com to arrange for it to be countersigned by the Publisher and then returned to the PAHO staff member.

Pursuant to the PAHO Policy on Open Access, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd will deposit the Published Version to PubMed Central, which will be made publicly available immediately upon publication.

The addendum, signed by PAHO and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. must be uploaded to the Cochrane Licence for Publication in Archie. If you require assistance with this process, please contact the Managing Editor of the appropriate Cochrane Review Group.

UK government work (Crown Copyright) – Note to UK government employees

The rights in a Cochrane Review or Protocol prepared by an employee of a UK government department, agency, or other Crown body as part of his/her official duties, or which is an official government publication, belong to the Crown and must be made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence. Authors must ensure they comply with departmental regulations and submit the appropriate authorisation to publish. 

For Crown Copyright this form cannot be completed electronically and should be printed off, signed in the Contributor’s signatures section above by the appropriately authorized individual and uploaded to the Cochrane Licence for publication in Archie by the UK government employee. If you require assistance with this process, please contact the Managing Editor of the appropriate Cochrane Review Group.

US government work – Note to US government employees

A Cochrane Review or Protocol prepared by a US federal government employee as part of the employee's official duties, or which is an official US Government publication, is called a "US Government work", and is in the public domain in the United States of America. In such a case, the paragraph 'Licence for Publication' will not apply but the author(s) must still sign this Agreement. If the Cochrane Review or Protocol was not prepared as part of the employee's duties or is not an official US Government publication, it is not US Government work.

US National Institutes of Health (NIH) employees

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For NIH employees only, Wiley accepts the NIH Publishing Agreement and Manuscript Cover Sheet (“Cover Sheet”). If a Cochrane Review or Protocol is accepted for publication, each NIH employee author should sign the Cover Sheet and upload it to the Cochrane Licence for Publication in Archie. By uploading the signed Cover Sheet to the Cochrane Licence for Publication, the NIH employee accepts those terms of the Licence for Publication that are not in conflict with the terms specified in the Cover Sheet. If you require assistance with this process, please contact the Managing Editor of the appropriate Cochrane Review Group.

The Cochrane Review or Protocol will be identified as a US Government Work and will be in the public domain in the USA. In addition, Wiley will deposit the Published Version to PubMed Central, which will be made publicly available immediately upon publication.

Other government work – Note to other government employees

In relation to a Cochrane Review or Protocol prepared by a government employee (other than a UK or US government employee) the government employee should check the box where indicated “Other”, sign and return this Licence for Publication or, if the government employee is not permitted to sign this Licence for Publication for policy or legal reasons, he/she should send an appropriate licence agreement provided by his/her government department to the Managing Editor of the appropriate Cochrane Review Group.

US National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants – Note to NIH grantees

Authors in receipt of a grant from the NIH (US) should sign this form. Pursuant to NIH mandate, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd will deposit the Published Version of contributions authored by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central to be made publicly available immediately upon publication. For further information, see http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828037.html.

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Contact
Bryony Urquhart (burquhart@cochrane.org)
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Change date
7 March 2017