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Open Access publication for articles and books require two types of license:

  1. An exclusive author or editor agreement giving IWAP rights to publish and disseminate either the -
    • article
    • book
    • individual chapter
  2. Creative Commons user licence dictating how readers can use the published article, book or chapter

Authors should choose from the following list of Creative Commons user licences. It is the author’s 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. 

In other words, use the article however you want to, just don't forget to give proper credit to the author. 

CC BY-NC 4.0

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work for non-commercial purposes.

In other words, you can translate an article, you could make use of the findings and apply them to your own work, you could get creative, just make sure that whatever you do, you don't make money from it. And don't forget to cite the original source!


This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under identical terms.

In other words, make changes to an article, take pieces of it and apply it to your work, expand on an idea, share it with friends, just make sure that whatever you create, you use the same license and you don't make any money from your creation. And, of course, make sure you cite the original source.


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.

In other words, you can read and download an article, you can even share it with your friends/colleagues/family. You can (and should!) definitely cite it if you're including a reference in your next paper. You just can't change the article in any way, or make something new from it. And you definitely can't make any money from it.

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