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C21 journal was originally launched as a journal with Gylphi Press, an independent arts and humanities publisher specialising in the contemporary period. In 2016, C21 joined the Open Library of Humanities and became Open Access. All content published since then is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.