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Rights of Authors and Readers

Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (except in circumstances where copyright is held by their employer) and no copyright transfer is necessary as part of the publication process. Cliodynamics and eScholarship require a nonexclusive license to publish. In addition, beginning with Issue 6:2, authors must authorize publication under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 International License. No fee is necessary for publication.

All eScholarship content may be browsed and downloaded at no cost and with no access restrictions. Beginning with issue 6:2, Cliodynamics articles are available for sharing and reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 International License.

Rights of California Digital Library

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Ethics Statement

Cliodynamics maintains high standards for ethical behavior in its publishing. It also requires ethical behavior of its reviewers and authors. To that end, we adhere to the following standards, as advocated by Wager & Kleinert (2011) and quoted here:

  • The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation.
  • Researchers should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • Researchers should strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others.
  • Researchers should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere.
  • Authors should take collective responsibility for submitted and published work.
  • The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
  • Funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest should be disclosed.


Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)