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Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Korean Society of Spine Surgery. All authors must agree to the copyright transfer during the submission process.

Open Access

The Asian Spine Journal (ASJ) is an open access journal. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

To use ASJ tables or figures in other journals, books, or media for scholarly and educational purposes, permission requests to the ASJ publisher are unnecessary. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access. ASJ also follows the open access policy of PubMed Central (PMC) at the United States National Library of Medicine ( All contents of the journal are available immediately upon publication without an embargo period.

Archiving Policy

The full text of ASJ has been archived in PMC ( and the National Library of Korea ( since the first volume was published in 2007. According to the deposit policy (self-archiving policy) of Sherpa/Romeo (, authors cannot archive pre-print (i.e., pre-refereeing), but they can archive post-print (i.e., final draft post-refereeing). Authors can archive the publisher’s version/PDF. ASJ provides the electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content in the event that the journal is no longer published by archiving in PMC and the National Library of Korea.


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