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What are your rights as an author? Find out everything you need to know on our author rights page. 
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We welcome submissions for consideration which are original and not under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Read our editorial policy and originality guidelines.
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You as the author are responsible for getting written permission to use any material in your manuscript that has been created by a third party and for covering any related fees.
Pre-prints & conference papers policies
We ask you to confirm that your work is original and previously unpublished when you submit, with the exception of some preprint and conference papers.
Article withdrawal & correction
Your published work is considered a permanent version of record. Follow our guidelines if you need to edit or withdraw your work. 
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