We are now complying with Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) regulations


The International Journal of Engineering and Applied Physics is now complying with Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) regulations and will add ARK number to each of our articles. What is a ARK? ARKs are similar to DOIs, URNs, and Handles. In contrast, ARKs are cheaper, more flexible, and less centralized. Similar to a bar code for a physical object, a ARK is a unique alphanumeric string assigned to a digital object, such as an electronic journal, article, report, or thesis. Each ARK is unique and serves as a stable, persistent link to the full-text of an electronic item on the Internet. Unlike a URL, a ARK doesn’t change over time; even if the item moves to a new location, the ARK stays the same. After joining ARK, we have given a Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) for journal as prefix: ARK:/15735

Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) serve as persistent identifiers, or stable, trusted references for information objects. Among other things, they aim to be web addresses (URLs) that don’t return 404 Page Not Found errors. The ARK Alliance is an open global community supporting the ARK infrastructure on behalf of research and scholarship.

End users, especially researchers, rely on ARKs for long term access to the global scientific and cultural record. Since 2001 some 8.2 billion ARKs have been created by over 900 organizations — libraries, data centers, archives, museums, publishers, government agencies, and vendors.