Copyright and Licensing Policy
The Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences is an open access journal and applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License CC BY-NC to all its papers (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License).
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