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Chemistry Central is the open access chemistry platform from Springer Science+Business Media, committed to the free and widespread dissemination of chemical research. All original research articles published by, or in co-operation with, Chemistry Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. Chemistry Central levies an article-processing charge to cover the cost of the publication process and authors publishing with Chemistry Central retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under the Creative Commons Attribution License which allows articles to be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.

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  • Author retains copyright not the publisher
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