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Most open access articles are made available under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license, which means they are accessible online without any restrictions and can be re-used in any way, subject to proper attribution (which, in an academic context, usually means citation).


Please do check the license type of any article and how it can be used by accessing the Copyright information at the bottom of the article.


For more information about copyright and licensing for each of our open access brands, please see: 


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