Archiving Policy

The "Research Journal of Psychology" is committed to ensuring the long-term preservation and accessibility of the scholarly content it publishes. Our archiving policy reflects our dedication to maintaining the integrity of research and making it available to future generations of academics, researchers, and the public. The following outlines the archiving policy adopted by the journal:

  1. Digital Preservation:

    • The journal employs digital preservation strategies to safeguard its content against loss, corruption, or obsolescence. We utilize industry-standard technologies and best practices to ensure the stability and authenticity of our digital archives.
  2. Repository Partnerships:

    • "Research Journal of Psychology" actively collaborates with reputable digital repositories and archives to store and disseminate its content. These partnerships enhance the visibility and accessibility of our publications, ensuring a wider reach and long-term availability.
  3. Open Access Archiving:

    • The journal is committed to open access archiving, allowing immediate and unrestricted access to its published content. We believe in the principles of open science, and our archiving policy aligns with the goal of fostering knowledge dissemination and collaboration.
  4. DOI Assignment:

    • Each article published in the "Research Journal of Psychology" is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). DOIs provide a unique and permanent link to the content, facilitating easy citation and linking. This practice enhances the discoverability and persistence of the scholarly work.
  5. LOCKSS and CLOCKSS Participation:

    • The journal participates in initiatives like LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). These distributed digital preservation networks ensure redundancy and replication of content, minimizing the risk of data loss.
  6. Legal and Ethical Considerations:

    • The archiving process adheres to legal and ethical considerations, including copyright laws and licensing agreements. Authors retain copyright, and the journal ensures compliance with any stipulations related to archiving and distribution.
  7. Versioning and Updates:

    • In the event of corrections or updates to published articles, the journal follows a transparent versioning system. Changes are clearly documented, and the original version remains accessible alongside the updated content.
  8. Regular Audits and Maintenance:

    • The journal conducts regular audits of its archiving infrastructure to identify and address any potential issues. Continuous maintenance ensures that the digital archives remain robust and reliable over time.