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Nature Introduces License Allowing Free Reuse of Genome Papers

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Nature Publishing Group said in an editorial this week that it is introducing a “creative commons” license that allows for free reuse of papers reporting full genome sequences.
 
According to the editorial published earlier this week, Nature and the other journals published by the Nature Publishing Group have for years made papers reporting full genome sequences freely accessible on the NPG website.
 
The new license “allows non-commercial publishers, however they might be defined, to reuse pdf and html versions of the paper,” according to the editorial. “Users are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the contribution, provided this is for non-commercial purposes, subject to the same or similar license conditions and due attribution.”
 
The editorial can be seen here.
 
 

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