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This journal allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its (e-version) articles and to use them for any other lawful purpose.

The e-version will be open access to INSEE members. It will be kept open to non-members also till any further changes in this policy.

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Licensing and publishing rights

Author(s) of work published by INSEE are required to ​​transfer non-exclusive publishing right to INSEE of the definitive work in any format, language and medium, for any lawful purpose.

Authors who publish in Ecology, Economy and Society will release their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. This license allows anyone to copy and distribute the article for non-commercial purposes provided that appropriate attribution is given.

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In case of re-publishing a previously published work, author may note that earlier publication may have taken place a license different from Creative Commons. In all such cases of re-publishing, we advise the authors to consult the applicable licence at article level.