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Use of Philica: what are users allowed to do?
- Users may: search, retrieve, save, download and print out copies of articles or other items from Philica. They are free to use these for research, presentation purposes, or teaching or any other purpose under the terms of this Creative Commons License. The full Philica citation must be provided whenever work from Philica is referenced.
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Use of Philica: what are you not allowed to do?
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- You are free to submit work to Philica once you have opened an account. Details on how to do this will be clear from the registration page.
- By submitting work for publication on Philica you certify that the intellectual property in the submission belongs to you and any co-authors who are named on the submission. You also certify that all co-authors have agreed to your publishing on Philica under the Terms and Conditions described here and that the work is not libelous or defamatory. Moreover, you agree that work involving human participants will not identify or reasonably facilitate the identification of the participants without their express permission.
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