Archiving Policy

Archiving Policy Under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License

1. Introduction

  • Purpose: This policy governs the archiving of content licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 framework to ensure compliance with its terms while maintaining accessibility and long-term preservation.

2. Scope of Content

  • Applicability: This policy applies to all digital content (articles, data sets, images, etc.) submitted to our archive that are licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

3. Terms of the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License

  • Attribution (BY): Any use of the archived content must include appropriate credit to the original author(s) and a link to the license.
  • Non-Commercial (NC): The content may not be used for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike (SA): If the content is remixed, transformed, or built upon, the resulting work must be distributed under the same or a compatible license.

4. Archiving Process

  • Submission: Authors must confirm that their work is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 at the time of submission.
  • Metadata: Accurate metadata, including authorship, publication date, and licensing information, must accompany all submissions.

5. Access and Use

  • Accessibility: The archived content will be freely accessible to users for non-commercial purposes.
  • User Guidelines: Users must be informed of the terms of the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and their obligations under it.

6. Redistribution and Sharing

  • Conditions: Redistribution of content is permitted under the same license terms (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
  • Modifications: Any modifications to the content must be shared under the same or compatible license terms.

7. Preservation and Longevity

  • Digital Preservation: The archive commits to the long-term preservation of digital content.
  • Format Migration: Necessary format migration will be conducted to maintain accessibility over time.

8. Compliance Monitoring

  • Regular audits will be conducted to ensure adherence to the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license terms in the usage of archived content.

9. Policy Review and Amendments

  • This policy will be periodically reviewed and may be amended to reflect changes in licensing standards and archival best practices.

10. Contact Information

  • Provide contact details for queries related to the archiving policy.

Through these measures, including the integration of our journal’s content in the Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN), we aim to support the scientific community by ensuring that valuable scientific discoveries are preserved, accessible, and disseminated widely, adhering to the highest standards of scientific communication.