Open Access Policy

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI is a public statement of principles relating to open access to the research literature, which was released to the public February 14, 2002) definition of open access.

Creative Commons licensing statement

Creative Commons License
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