QScience to preserve e-journals with Portico

11 November 2012

QScience.com is pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve its e-journals. Through this agreement with Portico, QScience.com ensures that its e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. 

Arend Kuster, Managing Director at QScience.com said, “We are delighted to join Portico as our journals portfolio is growing.  Digital preservation is central to our strategy and we know that researchers, scientists and librarians want to make sure that their research is accessible for future generations.  Our recent agreement highlights that we are taking our mission to serve the authors and scholarly community very seriously and are striving to offer the best service.”

QScience.com is a collaborative, peer-reviewed online publishing platform.  Developed by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, QScience.com's goal is to create a unique and collaborative research environment for Qatar and the rest of the world.

QScience.com is advancing a number of digital preservation initiatives to ensure that its digital resources and collections are preserved for future generations of scholars, students, researchers and the general public. Long term digital preservation and perpetual access is assured through PORTICO and all papers have DOIs so all reference and forwarding linking is also persistent.

Portico will be a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to the titles committed to the archive.

About Qatar Foundation  
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, non-profit organization that is supporting Qatar on its journey from carbon economy to knowledge economy by unlocking human potential for the benefit of not only Qatar, but the world. www.qf.org.qa

About Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ)  
Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ), founded in 2009 as a unique collaboration between Qatar Foundation and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, focuses on fostering scholarly and research communication. BQFJ publishes a range of peer reviewed, high-quality, open access journals, databases and repositories which adhere to the highest scholarly publishing standards.  

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