Copyright and Open Access Policy

Open Access Policy
Copyright Policy
Permission and Rights

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All articles are published with open access under the CC-BY Creative Commons attribution license (the current version is CC-BY, version 4.0). This means that the author(s) retains copyright, but the content is free to download, distribute, and adapt for commercial or non-commercial purposes, given appropriate attribution to the original article.
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The following summaries are shown as they can be found on the Creative Commons website as of 21st August, 2016.
The Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 provides the following summary (where ‘you’ equals ‘the user’):
Sharing — copying and redistributing the material in any medium or format.
Adapting — remixing, transforming, and building upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as there is full adherence to the license terms under the following terms:
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