Copyright and Licensing

Copyright and Licensing

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Authors are free to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the Journal’s/Series’ published version of the work, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this Journal/Series.


Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as to a wider dissemination of the to-be published work.

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