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All articles published with SCIRP and as such also all published in AAST will be archived with Portico (please, find AAST in the first line of table with all journal entries on Portico's page).
Portico maintains a dark archive for SCIRP. A dark archive is normally not visible.
The archive will become available open access on Portico’s site only when a trigger event occurs:
(A) The publisher is no longer in business.
(B) One title is no longer offered.
(C) Back issues are not available for a period longer than 90 days.
(D) Catastrophic failure: The publisher has stopped providing online access to its publication for a period longer than 90 days.
For triggered content the Document Identifier (DOI) will link to the content at that time available on Portico’s site.
Migration: Portico converts the original source files of electronic journals to an archival format. Portico assumes responsibility for future content conversion. In this way, it will be possible to read SCIRP’s journal articles also in the future no matter what format future technologies might require. The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) conducted a preservation audit of Portico in 2009 and certified Portico as a trustworthy digital repository.
All articles published in AAST will be archived in the German National Library, in German: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB).
Articles from AAST will be treated by the DNB as an Online Publication. More precisely as a Periodical Online Publication.
This includes three aspects:
In summary, authors can be assured that their effort of writing a journal paper will not be in vain and the paper will be available for generations to come. Readers can be assured an article will be provided also in the future when calling the persistent link (DOI or URN) to the paper.