Copyright and Permission


AME journals use an exclusive licensing agreement. For submission to any AME journal, the corresponding author of the article must agree to transfer the copyright and assign all rights to the submitted article (and any revisions or versions of it) solely to the journal, to print, publish, distribute, and sell the article in all languages and media internationally. The transfer of copyright is deemed in effect if and when the submitted article is accepted for publication. If the submitted article contains any material already protected by prior copyright, the corresponding author must deliver written permission from the copyright holder for the reproduction of the material in the article to the journal’s editorial office.

The corresponding author must certify and warrant that he/she is the author and proprietor of the article and that he/she has not granted or assigned any of the article’s rights to any other person or body. The author must warrant that the article is copyrightable and that it does not infringe upon any pre-existing copyright, trademark, or patent. The author must warrant that the article does not invade the right of privacy of any person(s) or entity, that it does not include any defamatory contents, and that all statements presented as facts are true or based upon accurate research. The author must warrant that no procedure or treatment described within the article would cause injury, if followed in accordance with the instructions and warnings of the article.

The corresponding author must compensate the journal for any costs, expenses, or damages that the Company may incur as a result of any breach of these warranties. The corresponding author further absolves the journal’s Editor(s)-in-Chief, and the Editorial Board and Team of any legal liability with respect to any and all statements made in the manuscript, including, but not limited to, any intentional or unintentional errors, omissions, copyright issues, or plagiarism. These may be extended to third parties by the journal.

If your article contains material from other copyrighted sources, or if it includes pictures or videos in which a person or other identifying features can be recognized, you must notify the journal’s Editorial Office upon submission.


Permission to reproduce copyright material, for print and online publication in perpetuity, must be cleared, and if necessary, paid for by the author; this may include applications and payments to DACS, ARS, and similar licensing agencies. Evidence in writing that such permissions have been secured from the right holder must be made available to the editors. It is also the author’s responsibility to include acknowledgments as stipulated by the particular institutions. Please note that obtaining copyright permission could take some time. For a copyrighted prose work, it is recommended that permission is obtained for: the use of an extract longer than 400 words; a series of extracts totaling more than 800 words, of which any one is an extract of more than 300 words; or an extract or series of extracts comprising one-quarter of the work or more.

All AME journals content is published Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). All open access articles published will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy, and distribute as defined by the applied license.

For usage outside of the terms stated within the applied license, such as commercial usage, permission must be obtained via the publishing house. Please contact


Updated on April 25, 2022