ALPSP is an international membership trade body that supports and represents not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content. With nearly 300 members in 30 countries, membership also includes those that work with these publishers.


CLOCKSS, or Controlled LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), is a shared dark archive that runs on LOCKSS technology. CLOCKSS’s content is hosted on 12 servers around the world, at leading academic libraries, with robust infrastructure and security. CLOCKSS system has the permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.


Portico provides libraries and publishers with reliable, cost-effective preservation of electronic resources, and contributes expertise and technical assistance to national libraries, ensuring that their content will be accessible to researchers, scholars, and students in the future. With Portico’s e-journal, e-books, and digital collections preservation services, libraries’ investments in e-resources are protected and publishers can count on their content remaining available in perpetuity.
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Crossref is an official Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation. Crossref does not provide a database of fulltext scientific content. Rather, it facilitates the links between distributed content hosted at other sites. Crossref interlinks millions of items from a variety of content types, including journals, books, conference proceedings, working papers, technical reports, and data sets.


The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to define best practice in the ethics of scholarly publishing and to assist editors, publishers etc. to achieve this. COPE educates and support editors, publishers and those involved in publication ethics with the aim of moving the culture of publishing towards one where ethical practices become the norm, part of the publishing culture.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a globally-accessible public commons of knowledge and culture. Creative Commons makes it easier for people to share their creative and academic work, as well as to access and build upon the work of others. By helping people and organizations share knowledge and creativity, they build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world.


EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds. EBSCO tools help support publishers by helping to make their content easily discoverable and more widely used.


OASPA is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of open access journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines.
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