The Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results (JSUR) applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL) to all works we publish. The CCAL was developed to maximize dissemination and use of artistic and scholarly works; under the CCAL, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles without prior permission from publishers. However, the original authors and source material must be cited appropriately.
When citing a typical manuscript from JSUR, appropriate attribution can be provided using a standard citation style, such as MLA or the PubMed citation format. However, if the item you wish to use is part of a work published in JSUR or at the JSUR website (e.g. an image or figure), then we suggest citation of the originator of the work and the date of first appearance. For the aforementioned works, the licensing terms of the original published work must also be stated.
A growing number of journal are adopting the open access philosophy; for an index of such journals please visit The Directory of Open Access Journals.