User Licenses

User licenses offered by Elsevier

The following are user licenses are offered by Elsevier and apply to articles which are free to access from ScienceDirect. The user licenses define how readers and the general public can reuse the article and the specific license for each article is located in the footnote of the article on ScienceDirect.

Type of user license Reuse
Creative Commons Attribution
(CC-BY)
Let's others distribute and copy the article, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from an article (such as a translation), to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation.
Creative Commons Attribution -
Non Commercial - ShareAlike
(CC BY - NC - SA)

For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, to create extracts, abstracts and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from an article (such as a translation), to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), to text and data mine the article, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation, and license their new adaptations or creations under identical terms (CC BY NC SA)

Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs
(CC BY - NC - ND)

For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

Elsevier user license Articles published under an Elsevier user license are protected by copyright and may be used for non-commercial purposes. Users may access, download, copy, translate, text mine and data mine the articles.
Please note: For authors publishing open access in either an Open Access journal or in a journal which supports open access publishing, your Accepted Author Manuscript (AAM) and preprint will also be governed by the same user license you have chosen for your final published journal article.