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Open Access publication for articles and books require that authors select an Open Access license. The Open Access Creative Commons user licence dictates how readers can make use of the published article, book or chapter.

Authors should choose from the following list of Creative Commons user licences. It is the authors' responsibility to ensure the licence selected complies with their funding body’s requirements. Once selected, Creative Commons licences are non-revocable.  

More information about each licence can be found by clicking on the links provided:

CC BY 4.0

The most liberal form of license, allowing for the full reuse and distribution of your article. Others can read, download, copy, distribute, crawl, print, remix, transform and build upon your material as long as they appropriately cite the original source. 

For Authors: pick this license if you want your article/book/chapter to be as Open Access as possible, without limiting how readers can re-use the content.

For Readers: you can use the article and the content in any means you would like, just make sure you give proper credit to the original author in any derivative works, etc. 


This license is the most restrictive of the main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

For Authors: pick this license if you want to restrict the reuse of the content in your article/book/chapter, particularly for commercial purposes.

For Readers: you can read the article/book/chapter, you can share it with your friends/colleagues/family. You can't change the article in any way, or make something new from it. And you definitely can't make any money from anything you might want to reuse the content for. You need to cite the article/book/chapter if you make reference to the content in your next paper. 

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