The Journal of Social Signs Review (JSSR) is committed to long-term preservation and accessibility of its published content. This policy outlines the procedures and technologies employed to ensure the enduring availability of all published articles, reviews, and other materials.

1. Archiving Format:

  • JSSR utilizes a combination of LOCKSS (Locally Owned Collections of Scholarly Societies) and Portico digital preservation services to archive its content. These services provide geographically distributed storage across multiple servers, ensuring redundancy and disaster recovery.
  • All articles are archived in PDF format, along with their associated metadata (e.g., author information, keywords, abstracts).
  • Additionally, JSSR maintains a complete archive of its website, including all journal issues, associated content (e.g., editorial board, submission guidelines), and historical website versions.

2. Archiving Duration:

  • JSSR guarantees the permanent availability of all published content from the date of publication onward.
  • Archived content will remain accessible even if the journal ceases publication or changes its platform.

3. Access to Archived Content:

  • All published articles are freely accessible online through the JSSR website and partner repositories.
  • Archived content is discoverable through indexing services (e.g., DOAJ, Google Scholar) and search engines.
  • JSSR will maintain a permanent link to the archived version of each article, even if the article URL changes on the journal website.

4. Technology Updates:

  • JSSR regularly updates its archiving technologies to ensure compatibility with the latest standards and best practices.
  • Archived content will be migrated to new formats or platforms as necessary to maintain long-term accessibility.

5. Open Access Policy:

  • JSSR is committed to open access publishing, making all published content freely available to everyone.
  • This policy aligns with JSSR's mission to promote the dissemination of scholarly knowledge and research in the field of social semiotics.