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- The EAZ editorial office is entitled to block access to a publication in whole or in part with immediate effect if there are concrete indications that legal regulations or the rights of third parties are being violated. In such a case, the EAZ editorial office will inform the authors immediately of the blocking.
- The authors reserve the right to dispose of their work elsewhere, provided that the rights granted to the journal are not restricted.
- Authors are expressly permitted and encouraged to publish their work online (e.g. within an institutional repository or on their website) before and during the editorial process of the article, as this can promote more productive scholarly exchange, as well as earlier and more numerous references to the publication.