Copyright and Open Access

Copyright Notice and Licensing

In case of acceptance, ERSJ will publish the author(s) contribution on the Journal’s website ( The author(s) may publish the contribution on his/her personal Web page or any other web page if he/she creates a link to the mentioned volume of ERSJ. Similarly, ERSJ may publish the contribution in other databases and web pages provided that a link to the mentioned volume of ERSJ is created.

The author(s) warrants that his/her contribution is original, except for such excerpts from copyrighted works as may be included with the permission of the copyright holder and author thereof, that it contains no libelous statements, and does not infringe on any copyright, trademark, patent, statutory right, or propriety right of others.  

The author(s) also agrees for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of all co-authors. For all articles published in the journal (ERSJ), copyright is retained by the author in the context of an open-access Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license, meaning that readers can download and study the paper for free. Upon submission of a paper to ERSJ, authors agree to comply with an open access Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. The full guidance that applies to this license can be found at 

In the case of previously published content, it is important to underline that prior to submission, authors have obtained written permission to reproduce any published material.


7. Open Access Policy

7.1. (ERSJ) Open Access Information and Policy

ERSJ publishes all articles under the open-access model, defined under Budapest, Berlin and Bethesda open access declarations. The full content of the articles published by ERSJ is freely available for anyone to read, download, print, use, re-use and build upon. The published articles are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction, free of charge, in any medium, provided that the original author(s) and original publisher are given due credit. The copyright of the published work is retained by the authors. ERSJ will always provide free access to all the articles published without any obligations or restrictions, to all readers, in any part of the world.

All articles published by ERSJ are rendered to be available worldwide under an Open Access license, denoting that:

•             everyone gains free and unlimited access to the full-text of all articles;

•             everyone could re-use the published material on the ground that proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given;

•             open access publication is supported by the authors' institutes or research funding agencies by payment of an appropriate Article Processing Charge (APC) for accepted articles.


7.2. Copyright / Open Access 

Articles published in ERSJ will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). ERSJ will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2022 by the authors; licensee ERSJ. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (


7.3. Meaning of Open Access 

In line with major definitions of open access in scientific literature (namely the Budapest, Berlin, and Bethesda declarations), ERSJ defines open access as follows:

•             There is no need for subscription or payment in the case of peer-reviewed,

•             Published material can be re-used without obtaining permission on the ground that an appropriate citation to the original publication is given.


7.4. Advantages of Open Access for Authors

 The unlimited accessibility of the publication over the Internet vouches for the High Availability and Visibility of the ERSJ open access articles.

The popularity of open access articles leads to a Higher Citation Impact.

Open access publishers (including ERSJ) offer Lower Publishing Costs.

Articles are more rapidly published in open access journals (including ERSJ).


8. Legal Notice

Neither the ERSJ journal, nor any person acting on its behalf may be held responsible for the use to which information contained in the articles published may be put, nor for any errors which may appear despite careful preparation and checking.