This policy outlines the procedures for archiving and preserving content published in "The Cancer Research Review". It aims to ensure long-term access to valuable research information while considering space limitations and legal requirements.

Types of Content Subject to Archiving:

  • All published articles, including research papers, reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor.
  • Supplementary data associated with published articles, such as figures, tables, and datasets.
  • Peer review records (optional, depending on journal policy).
  • Editorial correspondence related to published articles.

Archiving Format:

  • Digital Archiving: All content will be archived in a secure, redundant digital format to ensure long-term accessibility. The specific format (e.g., XML, PDF) will be determined based on industry standards and compatibility with future access tools.
  • Physical Archiving: Printed copies of published articles may be archived for historical purposes at a designated library or archival institution. This decision will depend on available resources and potential future use of physical copies.

Archiving Period:

  • All published content will be archived permanently. This ensures long-term availability for future research and reference.
  • Supplementary data may be subject to additional archiving policies based on data type and sensitivity.

Access to Archived Content:

  • Published articles will remain freely accessible online after a designated embargo period, if applicable.
  • Access to peer review records and editorial correspondence may be restricted due to confidentiality concerns. Specific access rules will be outlined in separate policies.
  • Physical archives may have limited access depending on the policies of the hosting institution.

Review and Updates:

  • This archiving policy will be reviewed and updated periodically to reflect technological advancements, changes in industry standards, and journal-specific needs.
  • Stakeholders, including authors, editors, and readers, will be informed of any significant changes to the policy.