Copyright and Licensing Policy
The Oil Shale is committed to Open Access publishing. The journal applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License CC BY-NC to all its articles.
No transfer of copyright is necessary in order to publish a paper in the journal. The authors grant the journal a license to publish their work worldwide in all media and formats and identify itself as the original publisher. In addition, authors grant the journal the right to edit and make technical modifications to their work as deemed necessary by the publisher for the purposes of publication in the journal. The authors (or the holder of the authors’ copyright) retain full rights over their work, with acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.
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