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Open access

SMW was one of the first journals to adhere to the principles of Diamond Open Access (also known as Platinum Open Access or Public Service Open Access). It has followed the Open Access model since the first OA declarations and initiatives.  

Open access license

For all articles published after 01.01.2023, the following license applies:
Creative Commons license Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

You are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose 

under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

OA license for older articles

For articles published before 2023, the licensing policy was "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International" (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) or "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International" (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). You will find the corresponding information in the side column of the respective article.

Copyright and publishing rights

Authors are requested to grant the SMW sponsoring association a non-exclusive licence to publish. We do not ask authors to transfer copyright to us.

Self-archiving policy

Authors are permitted to deposit all versions of their paper in an institutional or subject repository (preprint, author's accepted manuscript and published article (version of record).



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