ESIC Market


Archive policy and interoperability


ESIC Market follows preservation practices in order to guarantee permanent accessibility to its digital resources and objects, in accordance with the recommendations established by UNESCO (2014) and the Digital Preservation Handbook (Digital Preservation Coalition), including:

  • Local preservation on own servers and storages: Backups on server and monthly periodic file in local mode.
  • Preservation through external repositories and services: Hosting of full texts in external repositories, services and systems such as Dialnet among others.
  • Digital preservation services: Use of the LOCKSS system to authorize preservation on external servers through a file distributed among libraries, allowing these libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoration purposes.


The journal incorporates the OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) interoperability protocol that allows the transfer of digital resources, mainly scientific and freely accessible.

In addition, the following processes are carried out to ensure the preservation and maintain accessibility of your digital objects in the long term:

  • Preservation metadata: ESIC Market uses quality metadata through DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative), MARC, MODS and OpenURL.
  • Persistent identifiers: All journal articles have DOI (Digital Object Identifier) ​​and URN (Uniform Resource Names).
  • ESIC Market is a member of Crossref.
  • File integrity review: File integrity reviews are carried out periodically through the tools available on the server where the journal is hosted.

Self-archiving policy.

From ESIC Market, authors are allowed and encouraged to expand the visibility, scope and impact of their articles published in the journal by re-disseminating (self-archiving) them in:

  • Your personal web spaces (web, blog, social networks, scientific forums, etc.).
  • Institutional open archives (university archives, Hispana, Europeana, etc.).
  • Social networks of an academic and scientific nature (ResearchGate,,, etc.).

Being necessary to detail all the bibliographic data of the publication.