Long-Term Preservation Policy

The International Journal of Research (IJR) recognizes the importance of the long-term preservation of its published content to ensure that it remains accessible to future generations of researchers and scholars. To achieve this, IJR utilizes several reputable archival systems to store and safeguard its digital content. Here’s an overview of IJR’s policy regarding long-term preservation services:

IJR Long-Term Preservation Policy

1. CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe)

  • Overview: CLOCKSS is a global digital archive that ensures the long-term preservation of scholarly publications in digital formats. It operates on a geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes located at major academic institutions around the world.
  • Implementation: By participating in CLOCKSS, IJR ensures that all its publications are securely stored and perpetually accessible, even in the event of the journal no longer being published. This system provides a fail-safe mechanism by enabling triggered content release to the public if necessary.

2. LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe)

  • Overview: LOCKSS is an open-source, library-led digital preservation system that allows libraries to collect, store, and preserve access to licensed digital content. This decentralized approach ensures that the scholarly work remains in the custody of the academic community.
  • Implementation: IJR’s inclusion in the LOCKSS network enables individual libraries to preserve copies of the journal within their digital collections. This ensures that the content remains accessible to their patrons and safeguards against potential digital loss.

3. Internet Archive

  • Overview: The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies, music, and, notably, billions of archived web pages.
  • Implementation: By archiving its content on the Internet Archive, IJR leverages another layer of digital preservation, ensuring that its scholarly articles are freely accessible to the public. This also helps in promoting the journal’s visibility and accessibility.

4. Zenodo

  • Overview: Zenodo is an open-access repository developed under the European OpenAIRE program and operated by CERN. It provides a place for researchers to deposit and share research outputs in any format across all fields of science.
  • Implementation: IJR utilizes Zenodo to archive its publications, which includes not only the articles but also any supplementary materials and research data. Zenodo’s integration with the DOI system ensures that each piece of content is citeable and trackable, enhancing the discoverability and long-term accessibility of the research.

Policy Features

  • Redundancy: The use of multiple archival systems ensures redundancy, significantly reducing the risk of digital content loss.
  • Accessibility: These systems not only preserve the journal’s content but also ensure that it remains accessible to researchers, libraries, and institutions globally, irrespective of the journal's operational status.
  • Compliance and Reliability: By adhering to internationally recognized preservation systems, IJR meets scholarly publishing standards and ensures reliability in its archival practices.
  • Transparency: IJR communicates its preservation policies clearly in its instructions to authors and on its website, ensuring transparency about how and where its content is archived.

IJR’s commitment to the long-term preservation of digital scholarly content through CLOCKSS, LOCKSS, and the Internet Archive reflects its dedication to the stewardship of academic work. These measures ensure that the journal’s publications are protected against the risks associated with digital publishing and remain available to the academic community for posterity. This policy underscores IJR’s role in supporting the ongoing accessibility and reliability of scholarly communications.