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- The Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 formalizes these and other terms and conditions of publishing articles.
The JMSAB policy currently mandates the use of the Creative Commons 'Attribution' license (CC BY). Articles in the journal are freely available to the public (Start Vol 4, No.1)
The Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 provides the following summary (where ‘you’ equals ‘the user’):
You are free to:
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