Freitag , 19 Juli 2019

Open Access

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Article printed under Creative Commons Lizenz CC BY 4.0: [Name of Authors]. [Year]. [Title]. Landscape Online [Vol.] [DOI] – e. g.: Felix Müller, Rudolf de Groot, Louise Willemen. 2011. Ecosystem Services at the Landscape Scale: the Need for Integrative Approaches. Landscape Online 23, DOI:10.3097/LO.201023

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We sometimes get asked, why we do not publish under the Non-Commercial-Attribution (CC BY-NC), whereas the material cannot be used for commercial purposes. The answer is simple: this is not conform with the Berlin declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge. This license was developed to facilitate free access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Applying this standard license to your own work will ensure that it is freely and openly available in perpetuity.

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