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Open Access and Author Rights

Evidence-based practice depends on the availability of high-quality evidence to inform clinical decision-making, patient care and practitioner education. However, much quality evidence is not easily accessible to practitioners because of high subscription costs to journals and other online resources. Open access, peer-reviewed publications dedicated to evidence-based interprofessional care can help address this issue. As such, Interprofessional Optometry is committed to maintaining immediate open access to all work it publishes.

Authors who publish in Interprofessional Optometry agree to the following terms:

  • First publication rights to articles, reviews and other works is granted to Interprofessional Optometry, but full copyright for articles, reviews and other works published in this journal is retained by the author(s).
  • All articles, reviews and other works published in Interprofessional Optometry will be distributed by the journal under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND) license. Under the terms of the CC-BY-NC-ND license, authors retain full ownership of the copyright for their work, but anyone is allowed to download, reuse, reprint, distribute, and/or copy the work in Interprofessional Optometry, as long as the original author(s) and source are properly cited, the user does not modify the work, and they do not use it commercially.
  • Authors may enter into separate, additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the published version of the work, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in Interprofessional Optometry.
  • Authors are permitted to post their work online in institutional/disciplinary repositories or on their own websites. Pre-print versions posted online should include a citation and link to the final published version in Interprofessional Optometry as soon as the issue is available; post-print versions (including the final publisher's PDF) should include a citation and link to the journal's website.
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    All articles, unless otherwise noted, are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND) license. For proposed uses of articles that go beyond the terms of this license, readers must either rely on a fair use determination or seek permission directly from the article author(s).

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