Digital Archiving Policy

In order to make certain the preservation, usability and accessibility of content for long-term availability, there may be a need for management policies and actions, referred to as Digital Archiving Policy.

Principle of Digital Archiving

  • Intellectual Property: Biomedical and pharmacology journal is dedicated to providing access to digital materials while respecting and upholding the intellectual property rights of authors and obtaining prior consent.
  • Access: Digital preservation activities are performed with the primary goal of long-term access to digital collections.
  • Authenticity: It ensures that information remains unaltered and the authentic data is preserved.

Challenges to the Preservation of Digital Information

  • Technology (at the extent of hardware, system software, application software, information and file formats, storage media readers and drivers)
  • Lack of metadata which results in the failure to locate information, additionally the lack of ability to render and examine the information, because of the shortage of contextual information.
  • The media used to store digital records are usually unstable and deteriorate within a few years or decades at most, rendering the digital records inaccessible.
  • Incompatible File formats, especially for older software.
  • Digital records may be lost in the event of natural calamities such as fire, flood, earthquake, equipment failure, or virus attack that disables stored data and systems.
  • The digital records may be well protected, but so poorly identified and described that potential users cannot find them.
  • Discontinuation of journals due to any reason leads the published research to extinct, digital preservation keeps the research available.

Self-Archiving Rights

All authors can preserve complete copyright and self-archiving rights. Our self-archiving policies are detailed in the RoMEO (Researchers Links is a green publisher at RoMEO, which is a database of publishers’ copyright and self-archiving policies).

Additionally, authors are allowed to archive their articles in open access repositories as “pre-prints”.

JMCMS is archived in AWS

AWS offers archive storage solutions for long term retention, compliance, and digital preservation. Amazon S3 provides you with virtually unlimited scale, 99.999999999% durability, and the highest standards of data security, all with lower costs and faster access times than on-premises tape storage. The Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes are purpose-built for data archiving, providing you with the highest performance, most retrieval flexibility, and the lowest cost archive storage in the cloud.