By default, author(s) of an accepted article transfers the full copyright ownership (including that of illustrations) to the Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board (henceforth the Board), so that the article can be copyrighted under the name of the Board and published by the Board in any available form. On specific author's request, an accepted article can also be published under the CC BY-ND licence. Such request should be presented before an article appears online.

The author(s) warrants that the article (including the illustrations) is an original work, not published, scheduled to be published, posted on the web (with some exceptions, e.g., bioRxiv), or submitted elsewhere in whole or in part. The author(s) also warrants that if a part(s) of the article has been previously published elsewhere, permission(s) allowing publication of the respective material in our journal has been obtained, and an appropriate statement(s) mentioning the original source(s) has been added to the text where needed. Copy(ies) of permission(s) should preferably be submitted with the manuscript or at the latest provided upon acceptance.

Permission issued by the Board must be obtained by third parties wishing to reproduce figures, tables and/or substantial parts of text from articles published in the journal. In a new publication an appropriate acknowledgement(s) should be placed.

The Board will allow the author(s) to reproduce or re-use parts of their original material without permission. If, however, the author(s) wishes to include the entire article in another publication, a separate permission issued by the Board should be obtained.

Publisher's version of an article (PDF file) can be archived by authors in repositories. A PDF version of an article can be purchased from BioOne (Annales Botanici Fennici at https://bioone.org/journals/annales-botanici-fennici and Annales Zoologici Fennici at https://bioone.org/journals/annales-zoologici-fennici in 'Issues in Progress') as soon as the article is available at their site.

Transferring the copyrights to the Board will not render any royalty or any other financial compensation.