Six New Publishers to Participate in the CLOCKSS Digital Preservation Archive

15 July 2013


The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce the participation of Philosophy Documentation Center, Reveal Digital, the Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care, the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women; Journal of Insect Biodiversity; and Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI).

Philosophy Documentation Center

PDC's Director, Dr. George Leaman, welcomes the long-term security provided by cooperation with CLOCKSS. “It is very important to us that our electronic publications be preserved in a reliable manner. We welcome our cooperation with CLOCKSS as part of this effort.”

The Philosophy Documentation Center has been serving the scholarly community on a non-profit basis since 1966, earning a reputation for excellence with the publication of essential reference materials, peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and research databases.

Reveal Digital

“Our commitment to open access, inside a library funded acquisition model, is now more fully supported by having a trusted third-party serve as a long-term host,” said Jeff Moyer, Founder. “CLOCKSS provides a real sense of permanence to the work we are doing with our supporting libraries in bringing their special collections to the Web.”

Reveal Digital is a revolutionary platform and framework for libraries to collaborate and create unique digital collections using a strict cost-recovery pricing model. We help libraries and other content owners work together as partners to bring rare – and untapped – content to the digital world as an effective alternative to popular mass digitization projects.

Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care

Richard A. Robbins, editor of the Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care said, “CLOCKSS Archive is invaluable to preserving the content of on-line journals such as the Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.”

Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care is the official publication of the Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado Thoracic Societies. It is an on-line, broad-based journal that features original research in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine, such as pulmonology, critical care, sleep medicine, and more. In addition, Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care features case presentations, chest imaging and pathology for clinicians, relevant reviews, and much, much more. Editorials and communications to the editor explore controversial issues and encourage further discussion among by physicians dealing with chest medicine.

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

“GAATW is looking forward to our partnership with CLOCKSS” said Amy Klopfenstein. “We are excited about the benefits that archiving with CLOCKSS will provide.”

GAATW is an Alliance of more than 100 non-governmental organisations from Africa, Asia, Europe, LAC and North America. GAATW promotes and defends the human rights of all migrants and their families against the threat of an increasingly globalised labor market and calls for safety standards for migrant workers in the process of migration and in the formal and informal work sectors – garment and food processing, agriculture and farming, domestic work, sex work – where slavery-like conditions and practices exist.

Journal of Insect Biodiversity

“We are pleased that Journal of Insect Biodiversity (JIB) will be archived with the CLOCKSS Archive” said Levent Gültekin, Managing Editor. “This will ensure to protect the content of the journal long-term and remain freely accessible online for all readers and authors.”

The Journal of Insect Biodiversity is an international, peer reviewed, open access scientific journal without charge for authors and readers. It electronically publishes research articles, scientific notes and reviews on all aspects regarding insect biodiversity globally. Aims of this journal are to share and disseminate novel scientific information on the discovery and description of insect diversity. The core scope of the journal includes insect taxonomy, nomenclature, insect systematics, insect morphology, insect diversity, insect biogeography, insect conservation, invasive insects, and insect bionomics.

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

MDPI CEO Dietrich Rordorf said, “It is a pleasure for MDPI to join the CLOCKSS archive and hence preserve MDPIs openly available electronic publications. We have been concerned with the preservation of our e-content and the CLOCKSS system perfectly complements our sustainability and preservation strategy.”

MDPI was originally founded in 1996 as Molecular Diversity Preservation International — an institute to preserve molecular diversity by collecting rare chemical research samples. In the same year, MDPI started the journal Molecules as the first free electronic journal for synthetic organic chemists. Over the years, MDPI has developed to become a professional publishing house of open access journals, catering for diverse scientific subjects ranging from basic research in natural and social sciences, to engineering and applications. Today MDPI stands for Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute and is a separate entity headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with branch offices in Beijing, China.


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.

EDINA, University of Edinburgh
Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH3 9DR
Contact Us

EDINA is the Jisc centre for digital expertise & online service delivery at the University of Edinburgh.