Digital Preservation Policy

The journal, through its editorial committee, must set down mechanisms for the perpetual preservation of the information resources published on its official website.

This policy determines the preservation activities the journal carries out, through the people assigned each year by the editorial committee for such purposes, who, for this policy purposes, will be denominated the Preservation Team.

Information Backup

To guarantee the preservation of information, the Preservation Team will carry out the task of ensuring the documents are completely stored in its own institutional infrastructure, with the aim of ensuring both the access and the long-term preservation of the content.

To back up the information stored in the journal infrastructure, the Preservation Team will carry out a backup activity plan that covers the next aspects:

An integrated backup per semester from the journal to physical media should be stored in a different geographic location than the current servers (main or surveyed). This backup has to include the next points:

  1. Complete production environment software backup.
  2. Complete source code backup of the production environment software, including technical documentation
  3. Complete production environment database in the corresponding database server format.
  4. Complete archival and documentation backup.
  5. Database backup in text format or SQL standard.

The integration of a digital preservation model that includes:

  1. The generation of a unique bit string for each journal document, according to the good international practices associated with a checksum.
  2. The generation of a report that notifies the administrator of each content or informatic document structure disturbance.
  3. The generation of multiple document copies on at least two additional journal locations, one of which must be an external system (for example, LOCKSS).
  4. An inventory system implementation that does not allow the generation of altered copies generation due to a wrong documentation checksum, and allows restore copies without errors to replace imperfect copies.