Journal archiving

Chemistry Central deposits the open access articles that it publishes in multiple digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation.

These archives include:

Chemistry Central is also participating in the British Library's e-journals pilot project, and plans to deposit copies of all articles with the British Library.

Chemistry Central makes article metadata available in compliance with Open Archives Initiative protocols, enabling automated 'harvesting' of our research articles for inclusion in any other digital archives. We support non-exclusive digital archiving of research articles by as many international archives as possible, to ensure the security and permanent accessibility of that research [more information about Chemistry Central's support for OAI].

Chemistry Central is a participant in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) initiative. LOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Chemistry Central and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

To facilitate data mining research, the fulltext XML of all Chemistry Central open access research articles is available for ftp download as a ZIP archive. See our data mining research page for more details.

All review content in Chemistry Central journals is archived on the individual websites, and is fully accessible to all current subscribers. Review content is also archived with PubMed Central, and is made freely available (both from PubMed Central and from the BioMed Central site) two years after the date of publication.

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