AIP Publishing partners with Portico and CLOCKSS to ensure that all published content is archived in perpetuity.
AIP Publishing will retain in an archive all electronic information published by the American Institute of Physics. The archive will include all AIP Publishing owned primary publications hosted on Scitation, including multimedia elements of journal articles that have been judged by peer review as being essential to the understanding of the article. Original source material will not be altered, except in extraordinary cases of production errors or similar situations, in which case there will be a clear record of the change. Source material may be annotated or supplemented by clearly noted errata, references, and other developments that may occur subsequent to original publication.
AIP Publishing will hold a primary source material archive and be responsible for the periodic refresh of this archive (to assure its continuing availability) and its replication to additional archives. At least one complete archive will be maintained outside AIP at a site separate and distant from the primary archive.
AIP Publishing will ensure access to relevant retrospective archives via subscriptions or other means. If publication of a journal is terminated, AIP Publishing will continue to maintain and migrate that journal’s database archive and will charge appropriate access fees.
The archive will be reviewed for refreshing or migration to new information formats at appropriate intervals. The initial archive material will be in the predominant current standard (e.g. SGML-based) with suitable current standard-based storage formats for figures, page images, and other information forms as they develop. Information will be migrated to new formats when current formats are in danger of becoming obsolete or unsupportable, or when new formats provide substantial improvements in features with no loss of content.