Digital Archiving and Preservation Policy

Digital preservation is a set of processes and activities that ensure the retrieval and distribution of information now available in digital formats to guarantee long-term, perpetual access. The preservation policy includes the following measures:

Website Archiving

All of the electronic content (website, manuscript, etc.) is stored in three different sources. Content on a server is online and accessible to readers. A copy of the same content is preserved as a backup on other servers. Should a server fail, other resources can be brought online, and the website is expected to be available in 24-36 hours.

Abstracting/Indexing Services

Our journal's Abstracting/Indexing services store essential information about articles. In addition, some of our journals’ Abstracting/Indexing services archive metadata about the article and electronic versions of the articles.In this way, copies of articles are presented to the scientific community through these systems as an alternative to journals. This journal’s archive has been backed up by PubMed Central as from 2017 publications.

Author Self-Archiving Policy

Abstract and Citation Information

Authors may reuse the Abstract and Citation information (e.g. Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as Facebook, blogs and Twitter, providing that where possible a link is included back to the article on the European Journal of Breast Health website.

Accepted Manuscript

The Accepted Manuscript is the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on reviewers’ suggestions, before it has undergone copyediting, typesetting and proof correction. This is sometimes referred to as the post-print version.

Authors of Open Access articles are free to post and distribute their links anywhere immediately upon publication.