Archiving, Repository &Unique identifiers policies

Archiving policy

LUMEN uses as long-term preservation service, where each journal is currently archived - Open Journal Systems.        

BRAIN journal is also archived in PubMed Central . 

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open-source software application for managing and publishing scholarly journals. Originally developed and released by PKP in 2001 to improve access to research, it is the most widely used open-source journal publishing platform in existence, with over 25,000 journals using it worldwide (    

Repository policy

LUMEN journals policy for repository of the authors’ work of their own choice:   LUMEN allows authors to deposit versions of their work in an institutional or other repository of their choice.

LUMEN allows authors to deposit Published version (Version of Record) of their paper in an institutional or other repository of their choice (e.g., Google Scholar,, ResearchGate). The author is allowed to use and reposit its own published work, by downloading it from the journal website; no modifications such as article’s reformatting or repaginating are allowed. 

LUMEN provides repository within the Open Journal Systems (OJS) open-source software application of the LUMEN journals, for the following versions:

  • Submitted version – reposited in OJS, but not publicly available
  • Accepted version (Author Accepted Manuscript) – reposited in OJS, but not publicly available
  • Published version (Version of Record) – reposited in OJS, and publicly available – open access

BRAIN uses Sherpa/ Romeo for repository. For Sherpa/ Romeo repository, the Open Access pathways permitted by this journal's policy are listed below by article version. Click on a pathway for a more detailed view

Unique identifiers & structured data

LUMEN uses persistent article identifiers for its journals. A persistent article identifier (PID) is used to find the article no matter where it is located. The most common type of PID is the digital object identifier (DOI).

LUMEN uses DOIs for all its open access materials.

By signing its membership agreement in 2015, LUMEN became an official valued member of Publishers International Linking Association - PILA/CrossRef. Since 2015, all journals are identifiable by DOI. 

Furthermore, LUMEN allow for ORCID iDs to be present in article metadata, each author being able to introduce his/her own ORCID ID starting with the manuscript submission using the Open Journal System for each journal.