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  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (author's pre-prints on author server or institutional server only, while the author's post-prints on author's personal website, departmental website, employer's website or institutional repository) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

  • Published sources must be acknowledged.

  • Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published before and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

  • The journal editors are not responsible for any possible violations of existing copyright in articles published in the journal all responsibility is on the authors of those articles. The journal or publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

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