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These terms and conditions (“Publishing Terms”) apply to the use of the Royal Society Publishing website located at any of the following domains (which list may be amended from time to time) ("the Publishing Website")

  • royalsocietypublishing.org
  • rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org
  • rsbm.royalsocietypublishing.org
  • rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org
  • rsnr.royalsocietypublishing.org
  • rsob.royalsocietypublishing.org
  • rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org
  • rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org
  • rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org
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  • rsfs.royalsocietypublishing.org
  • rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org
  • rstl.royalsocietypublishing.org
  • rspl.royalsocietypublishing.org

By accessing or using the Publishing Website, you agree to be bound by these Publishing Terms, which incorporate our site licence and, in relation to any open access content, a Creative Commons attribution licence as referred to below. If you do not agree with these Publishing Terms, please do not use this Publishing Website.

Except as expressly set out below, your licence to access, use and reproduce content on this Publishing Website is based upon an industry standard model licence for academic single institutions. Those wishing to access subscription content must pay a subscription fee. Multi-site, consortia and enterprise licences are available on request.

Open access

Certain articles, figures and data published on this Publishing Website are available to you as open access content. Such open access content is marked by an open lock symbol, and reuse is governed by a separate Creative Commons attribution licence.

Royal Society Publishing Copyright Notice

Any Content and other material created by the Royal Society and appearing on this Publishing Website are the copyright of Royal Society (or its licensors) and must not be reproduced, modified, published, distributed, communicated or reutilised in any form without our prior written permission, except that you can publish short extracts from this Website where:

(i) you make it clear that this Royal Society Publishing Website is the source of the material; and

(ii) you inform third parties accessing such content that the above copyright terms and restrictions apply.

However, you are not permitted to incorporate any Content or other material appearing on this Publishing Website into any other work or publication in any form and no such Content or material may be: (i) distributed, published or communicated to the public for commercial purposes; or (ii) reproduced or stored in any electronic database or archive, without our prior written permission.