Digital Archiving and Preservation Policy
Digital preservation can be seen as the set of processes and activities that ensure information which now exists in digital formats is backed up and distributed to guarantee continued access for the long term. The digital content of the journal is extremely valuable and measures are in place to ensure both its current accessibility and long-term preservation.
All articles published in ‘The Researchers’ are provided with Digital Object Identifier® (DOI) and metadata to search data sets and made permanent available and preserved to ensure its accessibility by scholars worldwide.
The DOI for all articles is provided by Crossref.
All published articles are also available at Zenodo, an interdisciplinary open data repository service maintained by CERN, Geneva. Datasets can be located via the Zenodo search engine. Data is stored in the CERN cloud infrastructure. Zenodo is compliant with the open data requirements of Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation funding programme and OpenAIRE, the EC-funded initiative in support of the OA policies of the European Union.
Besides the above the preservation policy includes the following measures:
All of our electronic content (website, manuscripts, etc.) is stored on three different sources. Content on one server is online and accessible to the readers. The copy of the same content is kept as a backup on two other sources. In case of failure of one server, any one of the other sources can be made online and website expected to be accessible within 48-72 hours.
Our journal’s Indexing services store many essential information about the articles. Additionally, two of our journal’s indexing services archive not only the metadata about the article, but the electronic versions of the articles, as well.
Therefore, copies of the articles are available to the scientific community through their systems as an alternative to the journals own.
Authors may archive the final published version of their articles in personal or institutional repositories immediately after publication.
We intend and expect to continue to publish our journal for a very long time. If, due to some rare, unfortunate circumstances, we are forced to stop publishing the journal, the manuscripts published in the journal will be kept online and accessible to the readers for at least 10 more years. When required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website, the content will be accessible through other sources too.