Copyrights and Open Access rule

Personal and property copyrights

The author of the publication retains the personal copyright to its content, but transfers to the Instytut Północny im. Wojciecha Kętrzyńskiego (The Wojciech Kętrzyński Northern Institute, formerly The Wojciech Kętrzyński Research Center) in Olsztyn, for the entire period of the copyright protection, the property copyright in the form of an additional individual contract - concluded after the classification of the article for printing.
The author of the article published in the journal “Komunikaty Mazursko-Warmińskie” (“Masuro-⁠Warmian Bulletin”) agrees that the editors of “Komunikaty Mazursko-Warmińskie” (“Masuro-⁠Warmian Bulletin”) may manage the text and deposit it free of charge on the journal website, in repositories and digital libraries. The author may share the text and disseminate it without a period of grace immediately after it is published in the “Komunikaty Mazursko-Warmińskie” (“Masuro-⁠Warmian Bulletin”) in the form published by the journal (version of record) on the author’s personal website (except for commercial use) or by means of other non-commercial websites and repositories.
The primary (reference) version of the journal is its digital version.

Sharing scientific publications under the Creative Commons license

The articles published in the journal “Komunikaty Mazursko-Warmińskie” (“Masuro-⁠Warmian Bulletin”) are available in open access under the Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC 4.0), indicating “Attribution-Non-Commercial Use 4.0 International Public License.”
This license makes it possible to copy, modify, disseminate, present and use the article for non-commercial purposes only, along with the attribution of authorship – the article must be properly marked, a link to the license has to be provided and any changes made to the text have to be indicated.
The full content of the licence is available on the website:

Sharing research data

The editors of “Komunikaty Mazursko-Warmińskie” (“Masuro-⁠Warmian Bulletin”) support the practice of sharing research data by authors of texts published in the “Komunikaty Mazursko-Warmińskie” (“Masuro-⁠Warmian Bulletin”) in the manner of their choice (e.g. depositing them in a research data repository); however, the editors do not oblige the authors to share the research data gathered while working on the text, unless it is requested by the reviewers of the articles.

The Open Access rule

The Editorial Board of the journal “Komunikaty Mazursko-Warmińskie” (“Masuro-⁠Warmian Bulletin”) implements the Open Access rule – common and free-of-charge access to scientific and educational publications included in the digital issue of the journal published online to enable their free use – reading, printing, disseminating, quoting – while preserving copyrights.

Publishing fees

The authors are not charged with any fees for publishing their works at the “Komunikaty Mazursko-Warmińskie” (“Masuro-⁠Warmian Bulletin”) at any stage of the publication process nor for the publishing itself.
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