Copyright policy

The author/s retains all copyrights and publishing rights.

The authors retain copyright in published papers and grant the publisher a non-exclusive licence to publish the article, be cited as the article's original publisher in the event of reuse, and disseminate it in any form or medium.

All versions of work can be deposited in an institutional or subject repository by the authors.

  • Preprint
  • Author's Accepted Manuscript
  • Published article (Version of Record)

The Journal permits Authors to deposit all versions of their paper in institutional repositories and non-commercial subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central, Europe PMC, arXiv, and other repositories, as well as to publish it on the Author's personal and departmental websites (including social networking sites, such as ResearchGate,, etc.).

Copyright and source must be acknowledged, and a link to the article's DOI must be included.