In 2020, NISO welcomed 14 new endorsing publishers as the most recent adopters of its Transfer Code of Practice:
- Cornell University Library Publishing
- Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture, Halu Oleo University
- Frontiers Media
- Helsinki University Press
- Human Resource Management Academic Society
- Indonesia Journal Publisher
- International TESOL Union
- Longdom Publishing
- Mary Ann Liebert
- NCSL International
- Turkish Association for Psychopharmacology
- Yandy Scientific Press
The Transfer Code of Practice responds to the expressed needs of the scholarly journal community for consistent guidelines to help publishers ensure that journal content remains easily accessible by librarians and readers when there is a transfer between parties, and to ensure that the transfer process occurs with minimum disruption. The Code contains best practice guidelines for both the Transferring Publisher and the Receiving Publisher. Publishers are asked to endorse the Code and to abide by its principles wherever it is commercially reasonable to do so. Publishers who endorse the Code can register for free with the ISSN Portal; when they acquire a title, they may record the transfer through this portal. Information about transfers is shared with the library and publishing communities via the Transfer Alerting Service.
On behalf of the Transfer Standing Committee, we thank these newly-endorsing publishers for utilizing the best practices in the Code!
For more information on Transfer and the work of the standing committee, please visit its home page: https://www.niso.org/standards-committees/transfer.