Archiving Policy

Digital archive

Books that publish in BRIN Publishing  is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and to ensure accessibility by converting and upgrading digital file formats to comply with the newest technology standards. We work in partnership with organizations as well as maintaining our own digital archive.

Local Archive

The archive of digital content maintains a local state-of-the-art facility to store a complete, accurate digital version of paper published. The current format standards are .pdf; with most files being retained in both formats. Website archiving All of this electronic content (website, manuscripts, etc.) is stored on three different sources. Content on one server is online and accessible to the readers. The copy of the same content is kept as a backup on two other sources. In case of failure of one server, any one of the other sources can be made online and website expected to be accessible within 24-36 hours.

Systems Backup

All publication in BRIN are performed once a week in the form of incremental backups. All the books are built in a cloud computing environment where the system is regularly backed up for applications, databases and electronic documents


BRIN Publishing support self-archiving. The systems permit and encourages authors to make their research visible and accessible to the peers by uploading the final published version of their articles in personal or institutional repositories immediately after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication.


All the books's abstracting/indexing services store many essential information about the books. 

All published books are assigned to Digital Object Identifier (DOI)- CrossRef. All the books deposits publications in multiple digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. All published books are indexed in Dimensions and Google Scholar. All books are permanently archived and available in PDF formats. The books make metadata available in compliance with Open Archives Initiative protocols, enabling automated 'harvesting' of our research articles for inclusion in any other digital archives. We support non-exclusive digital archiving of research books by as many international archives as possible, to ensure the security and permanent accessibility of that research.

BRIN Publishing is a participant in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) initiative. LOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from this books systems  and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.