An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two
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to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and
a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and
to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any
responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as
the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.
A complete version of the work and all
supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in
a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial
publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic
institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established
organization that seeks to enable Open Access, unrestricted distribution,
interoperability, and long-term archiving (for the biomedical sciences, PubMed
Central is such a repository).
As a member of Publisher International linking
Association, PILA, journals of Consortium Publisher follows the Creative
Commons Attribution License and Scholars Open Access publishing policies.
Community standards, rather than copyright law,
will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution
and responsible use of the published work, as they do now.