Zendo Academic Publishing Journals (ZAP Journals) is committed to upholding the principles of copyright protection, intellectual property rights, and responsible scholarly publishing. This Copyright Statement outlines the rights and responsibilities of authors, readers, and ZAP Journals regarding the use, distribution, and reproduction of published content.

2. Copyright Ownership

2.1. Author Copyright: Authors retain the copyright to their original research articles and scholarly content published in ZAP Journals.

2.2. License: Authors grant ZAP Journals a non-exclusive license to publish, distribute, and make their work available to the public. This license ensures that ZAP Journals can disseminate the research effectively while allowing authors to retain their copyright.

3. Open Access and Licensing

3.1. Open Access: ZAP Journals publishes content under various open access models, ensuring that articles are freely accessible to the public upon publication.

3.2. Creative Commons License: Unless otherwise specified, articles published in ZAP Journals are typically licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. This license allows for maximum reuse and dissemination of content while requiring proper attribution to the original author(s).

4. Permitted Uses

4.1. Reading and Downloading: Readers are permitted to read, download, and print articles for personal, non-commercial use.

4.2. Sharing: Authors and readers may share links to published articles and content through email, social media, and academic networks.

4.3. Reproduction: Reproduction, distribution, and adaptation of content published in ZAP Journals are permitted for non-commercial purposes, provided proper attribution is given to the original source.

5. Commercial Use

Commercial use of content published in ZAP Journals, including reproduction, distribution, or adaptation for profit or commercial gain, requires explicit permission from the copyright holder (the author).

6. Citation and Attribution

Proper citation and attribution are mandatory when using content from ZAP Journals. All users are expected to give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and source in accordance with the specified license.

7. Copyright Infringement

7.1. ZAP Journals takes copyright infringement seriously and will investigate and address reported violations promptly.

7.2. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their submissions do not infringe upon the copyright or intellectual property rights of others.

8. Ethical Considerations

Authors and readers are expected to adhere to ethical guidelines and principles regarding the use of copyrighted material, including avoiding plagiarism and respecting the intellectual property of others.

9. Contact Information

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