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Open Access License Agreement

(Identical to the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License)

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Competing Interests

Reviewers must declare if they have any potential conflicts of interest that may influence their independent judgment and hence result in positively or negatively biased reviews. Declaration of competing interests aims to allow others to evaluate the autonomy and neutrality of the reviewer’s judgment. Competing interests generally arise from personal, financial or professional/academic relationships that result in a divergence between the reviewer’s private interests and his/her responsibilities as neutral reviewer.

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