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7. What is the copyright policy of Arthritis Research & Therapy?

All original research articles published in Arthritis Research & Therapy are open access, which means that the articles are universally and freely available immediately upon publication. For these articles, the authors retain copyright and grant any third party the right to use, reproduce and disseminate the article, subject to the terms of our copyright and license agreement.

In addition to original research, Arthritis Research & Therapy also publishes value-added content such as specially commissioned reviews and commentaries that are only available to subscribers for an initial 6-months period after which they become open access. For further details, please refer to our copyright agreement for non-open access articles.

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