Open Access Statement

SPC continues to be published as an open-access journal, thanks to the unconditional support of EDAM. SPC is an open access journal as defined by the Budapest Open Access Initiative:

“…By “open access” to this [scientific] literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. (http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read)”

In this respect, all SPC content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Authors hold the copyrights of their manuscripts as well as the final papers. SPC full text articles are published online immediately after their procedures are finished and are openly and freely accessible afterwards. No fees or subscriptions are required for access to the full text articles.