Copyright and Licensing
Engineering of Biomaterials is an open access journal that does not charge authors any fees for the publication of articles (no processing, submission or publishing fees).

For all articles published in Engineering of Biomaterials, copyright is retained by the authors. Articles are licensed under an open access Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. It means that readers may download and read the paper without any charge. Moreover, the article may be reused and quoted as long as the original published version is cited (as long as the author(s) get proper credit for their work).
Please contact the Editorial Office directly if you need special (other) licensing conditions (i.e. your funding institution does not allow CC BY 4.0).

Reproducing Published Material
Authors must obtain appropriate permissions to reproduce any previously published material (e.g. figures, schemes, tables, large fragments of text) which does not fall into the public domain, or for which they do not hold the copyright. Permission should be requested by the authors from the copyright holder as early as possible. The copyright holder is usually the publisher.
Permission is typically required for:
• your own works published in other journals,
• substantial extracts from others works,
• use of unmodified or only slightly modified tables, graphs, charts, schemes and images,
• photographs for which you do not hold copyright.
Permission is usually not required for:
• reconstruction of your own table with data already published elsewhere (however, in such case the source should be clearly cited using the phrase "Data from..." or "Adapted from..."),
• short quotes (quotation marks and source citation are of course needed),
• graphs, charts, schemes and images that were modified significantly (beyond recognition).
In case of any doubt regarding the copyright, do ask the publisher for the permission.
If no instructions were given by the copyright holder, please use: "Reproduced with permission from [author], [book/journal title]; published by [publisher], [year].' at the end of the caption of the table, figure or scheme.

Article sharing

Authors may want to share their research at the various stage of the publication process. Please see below for detailed guidance on our policy.
You may want to share your: preprint (draft version of an article posted on the author’s or another website), manuscript (version of an article submitted to Engineering of Biomaterials), accepted article (version of an article that has undergone peer-review process and has been accepted by Engineering of Biomaterials for publication), published journal article (version that has been reviewed, revised, accepted, and then copyedited, proofread, and formatted by Engineering of Biomaterials).

Preprint – if you submitted or plan to submit your paper to Engineering of Biomaterials, you may post your preprints in the following locations:
• your personal website
• your institution website or repository
•,, or any not-for-profit preprint server approved by the Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB)
This will not be considered a form of prior publication. However, you must remember to put a clear statement at the beginning of your preprint:
“This work has been submitted to Engineering of Biomaterials for possible publication. Copyright may be transferred without notice, after which this version may no longer be accessible.”
Upon acceptance, you must replace your preprint with a proper citation to the Engineering of Biomaterials article with the DOI.

Manuscript – you may share a manuscript submitted to Engineering of Biomaterials:
• on your personal or institutional website
• by posting it on institutional repository, if needed
• in your classroom
• among your coworkers
Upon acceptance, you must replace your manuscript with a proper citation to the Engineering of Biomaterials article with the DOI.

Accepted article – you may post or share your accepted article in the following locations:
• your personal website
• your institution website or repository
•,, or any not-for-profit server

Published journal articles can be shared following Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. They should contain end user license and a DOI link to the publication on Engineering of Biomaterials website.