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MCB publishes all articles under an open-access license, which means that the articles remain accessible to all without charge and without technical or legal barriers and that they can be reused with proper acknowledgment and citation. Financial support for the open access publication is provided by the authors’ institutions or by research funding agencies in the way of article processing charge (APC) once manuscripts have been accepted. More specifically, MCB publishes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License. MCB is committed to open access publishing as a means to foster the exchange of research among scientists, especially across disciplines. 

The copyright and other proprietary rights related to papers published by MCB are retained by the authors. If the authors reproduce any text, figures, tables, or illustrations from the papers published by MCB in their own future research, they must cite the originally published version. They are further asked to inform MCB’s editorial office of any exceptional circumstances in this regard at the time of submission, for which exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the publisher.

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