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For subscription articles published in journals under UNIMAS Publisher, UNIMAS Publisher holds copyright, or an exclusive license to publish. Readers or users may view, download, print, and copy the content, for academic purposes, subject to the following conditions of use:
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b) Archived materials may only be used for academic research
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Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (2016). Code of Conduct. Available at:

Council of Science Editors (2018). White Paper on Publication Ethics. Available at:

Natural Research Journals’ Policies on publishing ethics. Available at:

PLoS Medicine. Ethical Publishing Practice. Available at:

Science Journals: editorial policies. Available at: