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other research colleagues, to share the Contribution with them in manuscript form, to perform or present the
Contribution or to use the content for non-commercial internal and educational purposes, provided the original
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retains the right to republish the Contribution in any collection consisting solely of Author’s own works without
charge, subject to ensuring that the publication of the Publisher is properly credited and that the relevant copyright
notice is repeated verbatim. Author may self-archive an author-created version of his/her Contribution on his/her own
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Author retains the right to use his/her Contribution for his/her further scientific career by including the final published
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Author also retains the right to use, without having to pay a fee and without having to inform the Publisher, parts of
the Contribution (e.g. illustrations) for inclusion in future work. Authors may publish an extended version of their
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result of any claim which, if true, would constitute a breach by Author of any of Author’s representations or
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date to be agreed upon, the manuscript created according to the Publisher’s Instructions for Authors. Publisher will
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listed, will not be accepted by the Publisher.