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Reuse of article Content

BSP journals apply the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to articles and other works we publish. If you submit your paper for publication, you agree to have the CC BY license applied to your work.

Under this Open Access license, you as the author agree that anyone can reuse your article in whole or part for any purpose, for free, even for commercial purposes. Anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse the content as long as the author and original source are properly cited.

Content Owned third parties

If your manuscript contains content such as photos, images, figures, tables, audio files, videos, etc., that you or your co-authors do not own, we will require you to provide us with proof that the owner of that content (a) has given you written permission to use it, and (b) has approved of the CC BY license being applied to their content.

If you do not have owner permission, we will ask you to remove that content and/or replace it with other content that you own or have such permission to use.

Don’t assume that you can use any content you find on the Internet, or that the content is fair game just because it isn’t clear who the owner is or what license applies. It’s up to you to ascertain what rights you have—if any—to use that content.

Already published Article Content

Many authors assume that if they previously published a paper through another publisher, they own the rights to that content and they can freely use that content in their manuscript, but that’s not necessarily the case – it depends on the license that covers the other paper. Some publishers allow free and unrestricted re-use of article content they own, such as under the CC BY license. Other publishers use licenses that allow re-use only if the same license is applied by the person or publisher re-using the content.

If the paper was published under a CC BY license or another license that allows free and unrestricted use, you may use the content in your manuscript provided that you give proper attribution, as explained above.

If the content was published under a more restrictive license, you must ascertain what rights you have under that license. At a minimum, review the license to make sure you can use the content.

Contact the publisher if you have any questions about the license terms.

If the license does not permit you to use the content in a paper that will be covered by an unrestricted license, you must obtain written permission from the publisher.

Removal of Content Without License Rights

BSP reserves the full right to remove any photos, captures, images, figures, tables, illustrations, audio and video files, and the like, from any paper, whether before or after publication, if we have reason to believe that the content was included in your paper without permission from the owner of the content.