Long-term preservation: Pensoft Publishers partner with the CLOCKSS Archive

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The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with Pensoft Publishers to preserve their e-journals 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, Pensoft demonstrate their commitment to the long-term preservation of the electronic versions of their journals. This ensures that an author’s work will always be fully accessible and usable, as it provides for content to be freely available to everyone even if it ceases to be available from the publisher’s site after a "trigger event".

"The partnership with CLOCKSS represents a significant expansion of our archiving activities, with fully automated harvesting, import and preservation of the electronic content of our Open Access journals. Besides, the feature of archiving with CLOCKSS renders our publishing system even more attractive for other publishers to use", said Dr Lyubomir Penev, managing director of Pensoft.

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, "The CLOCKSS Archive welcomes Pensoft Publishers’ e-journals with their coverage of biodiversity science, plant systematics, phylogeny and biogeography into the community’s archive. By archiving with CLOCKSS, Pensoft Publishers have ensured that the scholarship in their publications will remain available to a wide audience in the long term. We are grateful, as Pensoft Publishers join the CLOCKSS Archive, for their generous willingness to preserve their e-journals, and we are proud that they do so with us."

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.

About Pensoft Publishers:
Pensoft Publishers specialize in academic and professional book and journal publishing, mostly in the field of biodiversity science and natural history. Headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, Pensoft started out in 1994 and have since become one of the leading academic publishers in biodiversity science, with more than 800 books and e-books published so far. Pensoft primarily publish in English, with a significant minority of the publications being in French, German, Russian or other languages. In 2010, Pensoft launched their own open access journal publishing platform, implementing cutting-edge technologies for semantic markup and automated dissemination of the published content. Currently, Pensoft publish 10 journals, all of which are fully open access, i.e. BOAI-compliant. The flagship journal ZooKeys is recognized as a technological leader in publishing and dissemination of biodiversity information. For the moment, CLOCKSS shall archive only e-journals from Pensoft, though the archiving of e-books may be considered in the future.


Penev L, Roberts D, Smith V, Agosti D, Erwin T (2010) Taxonomy shifts up a gear: New publishing tools to accelerate biodiversity research. ZooKeys 50: i-iv. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.543

Erwin T, Stoev P, Georgiev T, Penev L (2011) ZooKeys 150: Three and a half years of innovative publishing and growth. In: Smith V, Penev L (Eds) e-Infrastructures for data publishing in biodiversity science. ZooKeys 150: 5-14. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2431

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