Preservation of open access articles – is long-term storage guaranteed?
« You have followed the mandate from your funding body and published your prized research in an open access (OA) journal, assuming that it will be publicly available forever. But is long-term storage guaranteed? What happens if your OA journal disappears? Will your article be lost?
A report by M. Laakso, L. Matthias and N. Jahn posted on the on the arXiv preprint server in September 2020 found that 176 OA journals had disappeared since 2000. (…) »