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The formalization of the Open Access at the collection, journal and article levels is fulfilled through the adoption of access attributions of the Creative Commons (CC) system that encourage reuse and distribution of indexed articles in their collections.
The license identified as CC-BY is defined as the main OA attribution by SciELO. However, each collection, journal and document may adopt specific licenses. Therefore, usage attribution is assigned to each collection, journal and document.