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Granting CC licenses to previously published articles in journals

 The world of academic publications is moving toward open access and the creation of a system that allows free online access to academic research results for everyone is underway. Open access requires that the materials are available on the Internet at no charge and that a license is expressly in place for use and reuse.

 To heighten the international dissemination of the institute’s journals Tetsu-to-Hagané and ISIJ International (including predecessor journals) as open access journals, we will grant usage licenses (Creative Commons licenses), or more specifically CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) licenses (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.ja) for all articles. We are also considering secondary usage in the future to further promote the use of academic research results.

 The following journals are subject to the above purposes.

 The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan has requested the author to transfer the copyright of articles published before July 1980 in the above-mentioned journals to the institute. Please refer to ISIJ International Vol. 60, No. 7 and the website of the institute.

Inquiries: The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, Editorial Group;
     E-mail: editol@isij.or.jp
     The Iron and Steel Institute Bldg. 5F, 3-2-10 Kayabacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku,
     Tokyo 103-0025
     TEL. 03-3669-5933; FAX. 03-3699-5934