Supplemental Terms and Conditions for sponsored documents published in Elsevier journals (1.0)

Elsevier has, through certain arrangements with funding agencies, agreed to post sponsored final documents (hereafter referred to as “documents”) used to generate the definitive published journal article, to PubMed Central (PMC) or PMC mirror sites for non-commercial purposes. 

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