Publishers Endorse UKSG’s TRANSFER Code of Practice

Mar 27, 2009


UKSG announced that 20 publishers have now signed up to its TRANSFER Code of Practice, which provides best practice guidelines and outlines responsibilities to ensure that journal content remains accessible in the event of a change of ownership. This means that library and reader access to over 8,000 journals will now be protected in transfers between publisher signatories. Signatories to the code include Elsevier, Nature, Wiley, American Diabetes Association, Earthscan, and the Rural Sociological Society. The TRANSFER Code of Practice was developed by a cross-party working group to resolve problems encountered by subscribers when journals move from one publisher to another.