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The copyrights for all published materials of Annals of Coloproctology (ACP) are owned by the Korean Society of Coloproctology (KSCP) and the corresponding author must sign and submit the copyright transfer agreement form upon submission. The paper will not be published until the copyright transfer is complete. Permission must be obtained from KSCP for any commercial use of the materials.

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ACP is an open access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, as long as the original work is properly cited. All contents of the journal are immediately available upon publication without an embargo period.

Authors who wish to reproduce tables or figures published in ACP for scholarly and educational purposes do not need to obtain permission. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access and the open access policy of US National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central ( However, proper acknowledgment must be given for the reuse of any borrowed material, by including a footnote on the reproduced table or in the figure legend (e.g., “Reprinted from Ann Coloproctol Year;Vol:Page, available under the Creative Commons License.”) and in the reference list.

Authors who wish to reproduce tables or figures published in ACP for COMMERCIAL uses must obtain permission from ACP (please refer to Permission request). Commercial use refers to ANY type of reuse for commercial benefit to the user, their place of employment, another entity. Examples of commercial use include (1) reuse by a non-authors, third parties, or other publishers of parts of or all of an article or articles in another publication (journal or book) for sale; (2) systematic distribution of multiple print or electronic copies of items taken from the journal to third parties for marketing purposes; and (3) reuse by an author of portions or all of an article in other publications from commercial organizations.

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