The Transfer Code of Practice
The public consultation period on the UKSG Transfer Working Group's Transfer Code of Practice Version 3.0 [draft] is now closed. A final version will be released shortly. A brief summary of the main changes between Version 2 and Version 3 can be found here. A glossary of the terms used in Version 3.0 can be found here.
Download Transfer Code of Practice v.3.0 [DRAFT] (PDF)
The current version is the transfer Code of Practice Version 2.0.
- Download Transfer Code of Practice v.2.0 (PDF)
- Download Transfer logo (.PNG)
- The Supplementary Information document provides background information and further explanation of the Code of Practice but it is NOT part of the Code. It is provided for information purposes only and will be updated on a regular basis.
- The Consolidated Data Excel spreadsheet (XLS) is a template that may be useful for publishers when exchanging data as part of a transfer. This document is also provided for information only and is not part of the Code.
Endorsing the code
It's very easy for publishers to sign up to endorse the Code. Please send an e-mail to Alison Mitchell, Transfer Working Group co-Chair stating that your organisation endorses the Code. Endorsing publishers must use the Enhanced Transfer Alerting Service (ETAS) to send announcements of all journal transfers.
Publishers endorsing the Code are listed on the Publisher Endorsement page.