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  • Author can archive the publishers' final version of the article which has been peer-reviewed, revised accordingly, proofread, and formatted for publication.

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    • The article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, is not under consideration by any other journal, and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party rights;
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