The essence of the open archives approach is to enable access to Web-accessible material through interoperable repositories for metadata sharing, publishing and archiving. It arose out of the e-print community, where a growing need for a low-barrier interoperability solution to access across fairly heterogeneous repositories, leading to the establishment of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI). The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability. Data Providers are repositories that expose structured metadata via OAI-PMH. Service Providers then make OAI-PMH service requests to harvest that metadata. OAI-PMH is a set of six verbs or services that are invoked within HTTP. To promote our articles published on other library databases, ADCAIJ provides OAI2 protocol for Metadata Harvesting, using the LOCKSS System, included in Open Journal System (OJS).


The Journal is committed to the provision of metadata in XML or other specific formats, immediately after publication in «eUSAL Revistas» and up to three months afterwards, in order to foster diffusion in databases (Proquest, Ebsco, Elsevier, DOAJ, CrossRef/DOI). The Journal implements Golden Roads to Open Access as of 2011, and it is possible to access complete texts from the ADCAIJ Journal in PDF format, meeting the provisions of Enactment 14/2011, 1st June, concerning Science, Technology and Innovation.


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