• Monday, 10 August , 2020

Archiving Policy

       The editorial office of the Moldovan Medical Journal (MMJ) takes care about content preservation.
      Storage policy is aimed at selection, storage and access to journal archives and includes the following objectives: compliance of archiving materials with archives' standards; registration and publication of articles in accordance with professional requirements; and ensuring wide access to archived material, provided by editorial practice.
      The author of the MMJ can keep and disseminate the copy of article before publication (pre-print, pre-refereeing version) and after its publication (post-print version).
      The author may archive version of his/her work on his/her own website, on institutional website, and in other repositories before submitting or after submitting without requiring permissions from editor or publisher. However, we do recommend our authors to start spreading the article copies after the publication, because the publisher’s post-print PDF version is verified by referees, revised by corrector and has the metadata, which are important for citation and identification.
      Self-archiving. We encourage our authors that self-archiving is the practice of placing digital versions of scientific literature in an online repository or website. When the authors archive their research, they make it freely available to anyone on the Internet widely visible, accessible, harvestable, searchable, and useable, thus increasing its reach and impact, and the number of citations it receives. Self-archiving is easy, free, and immensely beneficial in widespread dissemination of research findings for rapid global advancement of science.
      Under the terms of Open Access license of the MMJ, authors are entitle to deposit the final published version of the article in institutional and/or centrally organized repositories immediately upon publication, provided that the MMJ is attributed as the original place of publication and that correct citation details are given. Authors are encouraged to deposit the URL of their published article in addition to the PDF version. We suggest to link to the final article version published in the Journal, using the assigned article DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
      The MMJ editorial office deposits the published articles in multiple digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. The MMJ stores its full-text archives on:
      - The MMJ’s own web site (www.moldmedjournal.md),
      - The publisher’s own separate web site (www.asmm.md),
      - The external local server of the Publishing House Sirius (www.sirius.md),
      - The external local server of National Bibliometric Instrument(https://ibn.idsi.md/ro/vizualizare_revista/moldmedjournal),
      - The external distant (foreign) server EuroPub (https://europub.co.uk/journals/19267),
      - The external distant (foreign) server of Russian Scientific Electronic Library (https://elibrary.ru/contents.asp?titleid=65889),
      - The external distant (foreign) server of Russian library CYBERLENINKA (https://cyberleninka.ru/journal/n/the-moldovan-medical-journal).
      The information in scientific electronic libraries complies with the storage standards of digital data and everybody can use the advanced search by journal articles, key words, author and title. The link to the full text of the article is marked on their home page.
      Now, the MMJ editorial office inserts the metadata of articles in all bases manually, but for the purposes of long-term preservation and restoration, we are planning to keep all editions constantly in the PubMed Central, CINES and CLOCKSS archiving systems and in other aggregators, as a solid external party for archiving of all issues, so that for the content not to disappear if the publisher’s or national library platform could occasionally be affected.
      We are preparing our web site for full-text machine-readable XML article files, which contain the complete article text in machine-readable language along with front-matter metadata. These files can be ready to be ingested by most major archives, so there is no need to worry about formatting files.