License Information


The set of conditions under which people are allowed to use an article, or other license-related information or restrictions


Best practice is to use the <license> element only within the container element <permissions>. The <license> element is allowed outside the permissions wrapper only for reasons of backwards compatibility.

The current <license> element is a place-holder element that may change after the AIT Working Group has done additional analysis.


license-type Type of License
xlink:actuate Actuating the Link
xlink:href Href (Linking Mechanism)
xlink:role Role of the Link
xlink:show Showing the Link
xlink:title Title of the Link
xlink:type Type of Link
xmlns:xlink XLink Namespace Declaration

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  license      %license-model;                              >


Any one of:

This element may be contained in:

<article-meta> Article Metadata; <permissions> Permissions

Tagged Example

<copyright-statement>Copyright: &copy; 2004 Eichenberger
et al.</copyright-statement>
<license license-type="open-access"
<p>This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the
Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use,
distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original
work is properly cited.</p>
<related-article related-article-type="companion"
xlink:title="synopsis" xlink:href="10.1371/journal.pbio.0020359"
vol="2" page="e359">
<article-title>How to Make a Mother in Five Easy Steps</article-title>