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Terms of use



These Terms of Use govern your access to and use of digital products and services owned by the Baishideng Publishing Group (BPG) and its subsidiaries, including but not limited to the www.wjgnet.com website, unless other terms and conditions apply.

Copyright Ownership and Permitted Use

Unless otherwise indicated, the content available through the BPG services is protected by copyright and may be used only in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License and other applicable laws. Content available through the BPG services is approved only for your personal noncommercial use. BPG reserves the right to limit, suspend or terminate your access to and use of the BPG sites at any time without notice.

Trademark Ownership

Journal logos and name design are trademarks of the BPG. Any use of BPG trademarks in connection with the sale, offering for sale, distribution or advertising of any goods or services, which is likely to cause confusion, to cause a mistake, or to deceive, is strictly prohibited.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

Content made available through the BPG services is the result of research and/or contribution by independent individuals or organizations. The BPG is not responsible for or endorses the accuracy or reliability of any data or conclusions reported in such content. All contents are intended for guidance and reference purposes only.

The BPG sites and your access to them are provided on an  "as is" and "as available basis" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement. In no event will the BPG, its employees, officers, members, or licensors be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages resulting from the inability to use or the use of the services, whether or not advised of the possibility of damages, or on any theory of liability arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the services.

User-Submitted Content

The following provisions apply to all article submitters to the BPG in connection with its journals and other related services. By submitting content you agree to the following provisions, which may be amended periodically:

(1) You agree that you are fully responsible for the content that you submit. You agree that you will not post or submit any content that violates or encourages the violation of any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule, or regulation, or is otherwise inappropriate.

(2) The editors of BPG, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to reject, edit, remove or otherwise alter any content submitted for any reason.

(3) Once your submission is published, you will not have the right to have it removed or edited.

Login Security

Sharing login information for the BPG services is strictly prohibited.

International Use

Users are responsible for compliance with all local applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding online conduct and data usage of the country you reside in or access from.


You confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy.

Modifications of Terms of Use

BPG reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time. The continued use of the BPG services after any such posting shall constitute acceptance of the Terms of Use as modified.

Service Update and Website Availability

The BPG reserves the right to modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict access to all or any part of the services and website at any time.