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Medknow Publications Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

Medknow Publications Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

August 31 2011

The CLOCKSS Archives is pleased to announce that it has partnered 
with Medknow Publications to preserve their e-journals in 
CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network 
of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research 
libraries around the world. By archiving with CLOCKSS, Medknow 
Publications has committed to the preservation of their 
e-journals. This action provides for content to be freely 
available to everyone after a "trigger event" and ensures an 
author's work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.

"As a publisher committed to have barrier free access to 
information, Medknow is pleased to be a part of the CLOCKSS 
Archive. With long term availability of our content we are 
ensuring that we break even the time-barrier for access to our 
content. This is particularly useful for the smaller journals and 
journals from the developing countries which usually face 
continuity problem due to lack of finances. Medknow together with 
the CLOCKSS Archive will ensure that what is published today is 
available for the scholars of tomorrow," said Dr Sahu, CEO of 

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, "The CLOCKSS 
Archive welcomes Medknow Publications's e-journals into the 
community's archive.  As a large open-access publisher, Medknow 
has ensured that their publications will be available to everyone 
now and for years to come.  The variety and the global nature of 
Medknow's journals are very important additions to the 
preservation of worldwide academic content. The CLOCKSS Archive 
has achieved a rare consensus among libraries and publishers, and 
we are grateful, as Medknow Publications joins the CLOCKSS 
Archive, for its generous willingness to preserve its e-journals 
in a way that secures them for the long-term good of scholars 

About Medknow Publications and Media Pvt Ltd:

Medknow Publications is a publisher for peer-reviewed, 
online/print+online journals in the area of STM. Medknow, 
publishing 160+ journals from 16 countries, is the largest 
open-access publisher publishing on the behalf of learned 
societies and associations. Medknow pioneers in the 
'fee-less-free' model of open-access publishing and provides 
immediate free access to the electronic editions of the journals, 
the majority of which do not charge the author or author's 
institution for submission, processing, or publication of the 
articles. http://www.medknow.com


The CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) Archive is a not-for-profit joint 
venture between the world's leading scholarly publishers and 
research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, 
geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the 
long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the 
benefit of the greater global research community.