Copyright and Licencing

Ownership of content (Copyright policy) 

  • Authors of articles published in the South African Orthopaedic Journal retain the copyright of their articles without any restrictions.
  • Authors retain publishing rights and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work.
  • Authors requiring a variation of this policy should inform the Journal during the submission of their article.

 Reproduction of articles and content (Licensing policy)

  • All content is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC BY 4.0).
  • This license facilitates open access by allowing free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original work.
  • This licencing policy is in terms of all articles or content and all versions of such content. This includes figures, tables and images.
  • Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees.
  • Anyone may copy, distribute or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.
  • No permission is required from the authors or the publishers to reuse or repurpose journal content provided the original article is cited. Simply citing the original article can provide appropriate attribution.
  • Example citation: Nieuwoudt L, Ferreira N, Marais LC. Short-term results of grade II open tibia fractures treated with circular fixators. SA Orthop J 2016,15(3):20-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2309-8309/2016/v15n3a2