e-Infrastructures for data publishing in biodiversity science
A few days ago, a special issue of ZooKeys, edited by myself and Lyubomir Penev, published its jubilee Issue No 150 "e-Infrastructures for Data Publishing in Biodiversity Science", comprising 18 papers in total plus two editorials. These cover a variety of reviews, essays and research articles, including a review on data issues in life sciences and three exemplar papers that demonstrate simultaneous data publishing through the GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) and Dryad. The issue also contains the first ever data paper generated from biodiversity metadata through the GBIF IPT - Pensoft workflow. Most of the papers have been developed through the EU-funded project ViBRANT.
Four press releases associated with this special issue are posted:
- Electronic infrastructures accelerate biodiversity discoveries
- Growth through innovations and open access: The journal ZooKeys on point for digital taxonomy
- First database-derived "data paper" published in journal
- Creative Commons “Non-Commercial” licenses impede the re-use of biodiversity information