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Licensing: From Volume 28 onward, all contributions are published under the Creative Commons (CC) license CC BY 4.0. CC licenses link to recognized international regulations and allow the author of a work to indicate how that work can be used by others. CC BY 4.0 means that users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute in any medium or format, print, search, and link to the full texts of the articles, as well as to remix, transform, and build upon, or use the articles for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, as long as appropriate credit and a link to the license are given and any change made is indicated.

Transition phase: Until 31 December 2018, only Volume 28 will be freely accessible; from 1 January 2019 onward, open access will also apply to all past volumes.

Copyright: From Volume 28 onward, the copyright of all contributions remains entirely with the authors. This regulation is the most author-friendly one, best suiting the CC BY 4.0 license. This change in our policy does not bear on the regulation for the contributions in Volumes 1 - 27, under which the authors transferred the copyright to the publisher, the Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics.

Article-processing charge: To cover the costs of journal production, website programming and maintenance, and archiving, we charge 900 EUR per article (our publisher is freed from VAT); all editorial work is done in an honorary capacity. To facilitate that all authors can continue to publish in Myrmecological News irrespective of their economic circumstances, we will warrant reductions (to 600 or 300 EUR) of and exemptions from article-processing charges in well-justified cases. We ask authors to understand that we are not able to reduce the fee for all manuscripts, that is, every reduction should be based on very good reasoning. Contributions such as book reviews and obituaries will incur no article-processing charge.

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