Archiving Policy

Open Journal Systems supports the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) systems to ensure a secure and permanent archive for the journal. LOCKSS is an open-source software developed at Stanford University Library. It enables libraries to preserve selected web journals by regularly polling registered journal websites for newly published content and archiving it. In contrast, CLOCKSS provides a sustainable dark archive to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly content. Each archive is continually validated against other library caches, and if content is corrupted or lost, the other caches or the journal is used to restore it.