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. The Code is governed by the Transfer Standing Committee – a group of librarians, publishers, and other experts. The Transfer Standing Committee follows a 3-year revision cycle for the Code of Practice. A public comment period precedes each release.