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7. What is the copyright policy of Genome Biology?

All original research articles, including methodology and software articles, published in Genome Biology are open access, which means that the articles are universally and freely available immediately upon publication. For these articles, the authors retain copyright and grant any third party the right to use, reproduce and disseminate the article, subject to the terms of our copyright and license agreement.

In addition to research, method and software articles Genome Biology also publishes value-added content such as specially commissioned reviews and commentaries that are only available to subscribers for an initial 12-months period after which they become open access. For further details, please refer to our copyright licensing agreement for these article types.

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