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Copyright regulations regarding archiving:
- Author can archive pre-print or original manuscript which has not been peer-reviewed by the journal. Archiving pre-print versions of the manuscript is not considered prior publication.
- Author can archive post-print or accepted manuscript which has undergone peer-review process and accepted for publication.
- Author can archive publishers’ final version of the article which has been peer-reviewed, revised accordingly, proofread, and formatted for publication.