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November 20, 2018
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
5-3, Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8666

The biggest science and technology information platform in Japan, J-STAGE starts to provide a dark-archive service

J-STAGE*1 will preserve its full digital articles to ensure that important scientific and technological resources published in Japan will remain available to researchers and other interested parties in perpetuity.

J-STAGE is an electronic journal platform founded in 1999, developed and managed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). It provides more than 4.7 million peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, and other types of academic publications published in Japan. The content spans 18 disciplines in Basic Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical & Health Sciences, Engineering, Interdisciplinary Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences. About 90% of the content on J-STAGE is freely available to the public. In case of trigger events, such as cessation of our operations due to natural disaster, our services will be available on an Open Access basis through the digital preservation services of Portico*2. With this new service, JST can safeguard its contents on J-STAGE in the future. For more information, visit J-STAGE’s page on the Portico website.

*1 J-STAGE URL : https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/-char/en
*2 Portico URL : https://www.portico.org/publishers/jstage/

[About Program]
Katsuji Matsumura
Department of Databases for Information and Knowledge Infrastructure, JST


JST, an integrated organization of science and technology in Japan, establishes an infrastructure for the entire process from the creation of knowledge to the return to the society. For more information, visit https://www.jst.go.jp/EN/