Journal of Oceania Asia Studies

Digital Preservation Policy

Journal of Oceania Asia Studies is committed to ensuring the long-term preservation and accessibility of the scholarly research we publish. In an increasingly digital world, digital preservation is essential for safeguarding the integrity and availability of scientific knowledge for future generations.


Ensuring Accessibility: We aim to make published content accessible to readers worldwide, regardless of geographic location or technological limitations. By preserving digital content, we ensure that it remains available for future reference and research.

Maintaining Integrity: Digital preservation helps maintain the integrity and authenticity of published research by preventing loss or alteration of digital files over time. This ensures that readers can trust the accuracy and reliability of the content they access.

Supporting Research: Preserved digital content serves as a valuable resource for researchers, scholars, and students conducting new studies or building upon existing research. By preserving research findings, we support ongoing scientific inquiry and discovery.

Backup and Redundancy: We employ robust backup and redundancy measures to protect against data loss due to hardware failure, software errors, or other unforeseen events. This includes regular backups of digital content stored on secure servers and cloud-based storage platforms.

File Format Standards: We adhere to industry best practices and standards for file formats to ensure compatibility and longevity of digital content. Preferred file formats are open, non-proprietary, and widely supported to minimize the risk of format obsolescence.

Metadata Management: We maintain comprehensive metadata records for all published content, including descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata. Metadata enhances discoverability and facilitates the long-term management and preservation of digital assets.

Version Control: We implement version control systems to track changes and revisions to digital content over time. This ensures that previous versions of published articles are preserved and accessible for reference and citation.

Collaboration with Archives: We collaborate with digital archives, libraries, and preservation organizations to ensure the continued accessibility and preservation of our digital content. This may include depositing copies of published articles in trusted archival repositories for long-term preservation.

Access and Rights:
We are committed to providing open access to our digital content while respecting the rights of authors and copyright holders. Published articles are made freely available on our website under appropriate licenses, allowing readers to access, download, and reuse content for non-commercial purposes.
Authors retain the copyright of their published work and grant the Journal of Oceania Asia Studies a non-exclusive license to publish, distribute, and archive the article. Authors may also deposit copies of their articles in institutional or subject repositories for broader dissemination.

Contact Us:
If you have any questions or concerns about the digital preservation policy of the Journal of Oceania Asia Studies, please contact us at We are committed to preserving the scholarly record and ensuring the long-term accessibility of our digital content.