BIO-Complexity is now permanent!

Biologic Institute Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

June 23, 2011

The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Biologic Institute to preserve their e-content 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, Biologic Institute has committed to the preservation of their e-content. 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.

According to Biologic Institute Director Douglas Axe, "We are strongly supportive of the transition from old-style publishing, where the dissemination of scholarly work was in the hands of a few large publishers, to the new model, where the scholars themselves can set up fully functional peer-reviewed journals. One of the challenges that had to be overcome for this to be possible was the perception that small publishers, being less well established than large ones, were less able to guarantee the permanence of what they publish. CLOCKSS provides the critically important solution to this by offering permanent availability of electronic content at a cost that even small non-profit publishers can afford."

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, "CLOCKSS welcomes Biologic Institute's e-content into the community's archive. CLOCKSS has achieved a rare consensus among libraries and publishers, and we are grateful as Biologic Institute joins the CLOCKSS Archive for its generous willingness to preserve its e-content in a way that secures it for the long-term good of scholars worldwide."

About Biologic Institute: Biologic Institute is a nonprofit research organization founded in 2005 for the purpose of developing and testing the scientific case for intelligent design in biology and exploring its scientific implications. Beginning in 2010, it has published BIO-Complexity, an open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal.

About CLOCKSS:CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) is a nonprofit 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.


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