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Type of licence


(Attribution, non-commercial)

“This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.”

(Attribution, non-commercial, 
no derivatives )

“This license [allows] others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.”

Source: (accessed 12 March 2012).


Gold open access articles will be deposited automatically in PubMedCentral and in other repositories, as determined by funder mandates, on behalf of the authors. Authors retain the right to deposit the article in other repositories of their choice or as required by their funder (see Article sharing for further information). The PDF version to be deposited is set out in the licence for publication forms. 

Waivers and discounts

An author from a HINARI A or B country ( who is the first author of a Cochrane Review, Protocol, or Update is eligible for a waiver for the APC, provided funding for the Cochrane Review does not include funds for the APC. Qualifying authors should contact their Managing Editor before signing the licence for publication form. (Further information for Managing Editors.)

Funders should contact Deborah Pentesco-Murphy (; Publisher, Wiley) to discuss discounts, such as the block purchase of APCs.


Authors should contact the Managing Editor to discuss open access as early as possible and before the authors sign the licence for publication form. (Further information for Managing Editors.)