E-ISSN 2146-9369 | ISSN 2146-3158

Digital Archiving and Preservation Policies

In an era marked by the digitization of scholarly communication, the Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (JMID) recognizes the critical importance of robust digital archiving and preservation policies. These policies are designed to ensure the longevity, accessibility, and integrity of scholarly content published in our journal, fostering a commitment to the preservation of scientific knowledge for current and future generations.

1. Digital Archiving Infrastructure

1.1. Server Redundancy

JMID employs a server redundancy system to mitigate the risk of data loss due to hardware failures or other unforeseen events. Our content is hosted on secure and reliable servers with redundant storage solutions, minimizing the likelihood of service disruptions.

1.2. Data Backups

Regular, automated backups of all published content are conducted to safeguard against data loss. These backups are stored in geographically diverse locations to enhance resilience and ensure that the entire repository can be restored in the event of a catastrophic failure.

2. Open Access and Accessibility

2.1. Open Access Philosophy

As an advocate for open access, JMID is committed to making scientific research freely accessible to the global community. Our open access model enhances the dissemination of knowledge and contributes to the broader accessibility of scholarly content.

2.2. Accessibility Standards

JMID adheres to international accessibility standards, ensuring that our digital content is accessible to individuals with disabilities. We strive to provide a user-friendly experience for all readers, embracing inclusivity and diversity in the dissemination of scientific knowledge.

3. Metadata and Interoperability

3.1. Metadata Standards

To enhance discoverability and interoperability, JMID follows established metadata standards such as Dublin Core. This ensures that our content is easily indexed by search engines, repositories, and other scholarly databases, contributing to the global visibility of published research.

3.2. Crossref DOI Assignment

JMID assigns Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) through Crossref to each published article. DOIs provide a persistent and unique identifier, facilitating accurate citation, linking, and long-term retrieval of scholarly content.

4. Licensing and Copyright Policies

4.1. Creative Commons Licensing

To promote the open dissemination of knowledge, JMID adopts Creative Commons licensing for published content. Authors retain copyright while granting users the right to share, adapt, and build upon the published work, with proper attribution.

4.2. Author Rights

Authors publishing with JMID retain the right to their intellectual property. Our licensing agreements are designed to balance the need for widespread dissemination with the protection of authors' rights, fostering a collaborative and author-friendly publishing environment.

5. Collaboration with Archiving Services


JMID is actively pursuing inclusion in SHERPA/RoMEO, a database that provides information on the copyright and self-archiving policies of academic journals. This initiative reflects our commitment to transparency regarding authors' rights and archiving permissions.


JMID is in the process of exploring collaboration with archiving services such as LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). These initiatives aim to ensure the perpetual access and preservation of scholarly content, even in the face of potential journal or publisher disruptions.

6. Persistent Identifiers and Linking

6.1. Cross-Linking

To enhance the discoverability and accessibility of content, JMID actively participates in cross-linking initiatives with reputable scholarly databases, repositories, and indexing services. This interconnectivity contributes to the broader dissemination of research findings.

6.2. ORCID Integration

JMID encourages authors to use Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) identifiers, facilitating seamless integration with institutional repositories and ensuring the accurate attribution of scholarly contributions.

7. Periodic Audits and Assessment

7.1. Digital Preservation Audits

JMID conducts periodic audits of its digital preservation practices to assess the effectiveness of archiving strategies. These audits involve evaluating data integrity, file formats, and adherence to preservation best practices.

7.2. Continuous Improvement

JMID is committed to continuous improvement in its digital archiving and preservation policies. Feedback from the scholarly community, advancements in digital preservation technologies, and emerging best practices inform our ongoing efforts to enhance the reliability and sustainability of our digital repository.

The digital archiving and preservation policies of JMID underscore our dedication to ensuring the longevity, accessibility, and integrity of scholarly content. By embracing open access, adhering to metadata standards, collaborating with archiving services, and continuously evaluating our practices, JMID strives to contribute to the global preservation of scientific knowledge. As we embark on partnerships with SHERPA/RoMEO, LOCKSS, and CLOCKSS, we reinforce our commitment to transparent archiving practices, providing a solid foundation for the enduring impact of published research in the field of microbiology and infectious diseases.