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1) he/she is authorized by co-authors to enter into these arrangements;
2) he/she grants Istituto Superiore di Sanità a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher;
3) he/she warrant, on behalf of co-authors, that:
  • the article is original, not in the public domain and has not been published in any other journal or book, is not being considered for publication elsewhere in any form and will not be submitted for such consideration while under review by this journal;
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  • to his /hers/theirs-and currently accepted scientific knowledge all statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true and does not contain any material or instructions that might cause harm or injury.

4) and he/she agrees to the following license agreement:

  • the article will be published Open Access in the Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs An International Journal of Public Health (RARE Journal) by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità under the terms of the Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 (

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