Principles of openness in contracts

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Contracts for research work with financiers of research projects agree that the researcher is entitled to publish the research findings him/herself, and confidentiality clauses are not accepted. Many financiers also stipulate the principle of open science.

Researchers typically sign publication agreements with publishers of journals compilation works as copyright holders. Publication agreements determine the versions of the article that can be published in the Doria publication archive, and the publisher may place an embargo on a publication, preventing parallel publication for a period.