The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

URL decay in MEDLINE–a 4-year follow-up study.

Author: Wren, Jonathan D MOTIVATION: Internet-based electronic resources, as given by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), are being increasingly used in scientific publications but are also becoming inaccessible in a time-dependant manner, a phenomenon documented across disciplines. Initial reports brought attention to the problem, spawning methods of effectively preserving URL content while some journals adopted policies regarding … Read more