Open Access Policy

All research articles published in this journal are fully open access: immediately and freely available to read, download and share.

Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. It provides a global framework to support the easy re-use of open-access material and the global exchange of knowledge. Authors retain copyright to their work and allow others to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt their work, provided proper attribution is given, but under the following terms: they must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. They may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.  

The author represents and warrants that the article is his or her original work and that it either has not been published or submitted for publication in any prior form. The author further represents that he or she has the right to grant this license to the journal and that, the article is neither defamatory of any persons or products nor infringing upon any third party’s copyrights. If the article contains material for which the author does not hold the copyright, the author represents that such material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text and that such use is either with the permission of the copyright holder.

In the event of any subsequent dispute over the copyrights to the material contained in the article, the author agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the journal and its employees for any uses of the article authorized by this agreement.

All the published content is permanent with us; we use Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to locate the Articles throughout the world.