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CLOCKSS Triggers Graft

ISSN:1522-1628, Triggered: December 2007.

The decision by SAGE Publications to discontinue its journal, Graft: Organ and Cell Transplantation, provides CLOCKSS an opportunity to demonstrate how the Archive works. In doing so, CLOCKSS offers the public access to all the SAGE-published issues of Graft preserved in the Archive.

Graft publishes reviews in all areas of organ and cell transplantation. These include basic immunologic topics relevant to clinical transplantation such as tolerance induction, immunoprotection and gene therapeutic modulation of the immune response. Other topics include xenotransplantation, tissue typing, patient selection and operative techniques in clinical transplantation, short- and long-term graft follow-up, pharmacotherapeutic modulation of the immune response and the physiology of grafted organs and cells.

The Trigger Process

SAGE Publications is a founding member of CLOCKSS. When it announced that it was discontinuing Graft, and the CLOCKSS board determined a trigger event had occurred, three volumes of Graft were made available to the public for free.

The volumes were prepared for the hosting platforms by running a process on one of the CLOCKSS boxes that located the three volumes, extracted their content and rewrote the links between them. The three volumes (2001 - 2003) are now available from CLOCKSS host institutions, EDINA at University of Edinburgh and Stanford University.

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Free, Public Access to Graft

Creative Commons License

88x31.png The Graft content is copyright SAGE Publications and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Important: Please Read

  • The CLOCKSS system uses LOCKSS technology to preserve content such as Graft with as much fidelity to the original as possible.
  • Some things you may notice are:
    • The "CLOCKSS Manifest Pages" that appear when you select the Volume 4 - 6 links above are auto-generated by the publisher. They play an important role by enabling the CLOCKSS Archive to preserve the content of issues in the volumes. The manifest pages are part of the preserved content, and they appear just as the publisher created them.
    • Some links in the pages, primarily those pointing to services such as login and e-mail alerts provided by SAGE's publishing system for Graft no longer work. Instead, you will now see this page.
    • Some links in the pages, primarily those pointing to generic SAGE services such as search and citations, still take you to those services on SAGE's web site but, because SAGE no longer hosts Graft some of them might not return usable results.

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