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Before you Publish

It is important to choose which journal you publish in carefully to maximize dissemination, visibility and citations to your research.

Creative Commons Licences

Creative Common Copyright licences provide a simple, standardised way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice.  CC licences let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”  Creative Commons licences are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

Common licence types

Creative Common Copyright licences provide a simple, standardised way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice.  CC licences let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”  Creative Commons licences are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

Attribution BY CC BY

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This licence lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licences offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licenced materials.

Attribution – Share Alike CC BY-SA

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This licence lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and licence their new creations under the identical terms. This Licence is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licences. All new works based on yours will carry the same Licence, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the licence used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licenced projects.

Attribution – No Derivatives CC BY-ND

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This Licence allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

Attribution – Non-Commercial CC BY-NC

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This Licence lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to Licence their derivative works on the same terms.

Attribution – Non-Commercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

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

Attribution – Non Commercial- No Derivatives CC BY-NC-ND

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This Licence is the most restrictive of our six main Licences, 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.