Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The catalog provides an archived record and contextual information related to digital resources at the Oregon State Arthropod Collection. The majority of these resources are directly or tangentially related to the specimens housed in the collection, but may contain other types of publications of interest to, or of benefit to, users and stakeholders of the collection.


Section Policies


Articles are publications that may contain detailed information about specimen datasets (metadata and analysis), information concerning other collection related topics (biographical information about historical people associated with the collection, important information regarding specimen data or handling (e.g, authority files related to georeferencing or tissue samples), or catalogs of taxa in various parts of the collection.

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Transactions are records related to specimens, such as loan events, accession events, transfers, etc. In general they serve to provide a public record of specimen usage as well as information related to the physical location and ownership of the specimens.

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Visitor Log

The visitor log for the OSAC will be published annually, typically in December, as a record of who has visited the collection along with a brief description of the purpose of their visit and/or what portions of the collection were examined.

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Peer Review Process

Articles in the journal may be peer reviewed on request, and articles published through peer review will have this indicated on their title page.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...