Digital Archiving Policy
IJSS Journal of Surgery is digital Archived / Preseved in LOCKSS Program, based at Stanford Libraries, provides services & open-source technologies for high-confidence, resilient, secure digital preservation.
The journal is registered for PKP PN and all issues are active on LOCKSS.
Why Archiving is Important?
As journals move online and articles are published in digital, rather than physical, formats it’s becoming increasingly important for publishers to take steps to ensure that their articles will always be available to readers, even in the event of a publication being lost or discontinued. The best way to ensure that journal articles will always be accessible to readers is to deposit all published articles into a long-term digital preservation service or archive.
- PKP Preservation Network: PKP has developed the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The LOCKSS program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content. The PKP PN ensures that journals can be preserved for long-term access.