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By citing the author and the journal at the same time, without any profit-making motive, and only for educational purposes, the readers can copy the article without the permission of the copyright holder.

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery is an open access publication, and the journal’s publication model is based on Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) declaration. All published content is available online, free of charge at The journal’s content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License which permits third parties to share the content for non-commerical purposes by giving the apropriate credit to the original work.