The Biodiversity Data Journal – Not just another Open Access journal

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Using the Pensoft Writing Tool (PWT) publishing platform, the Biodiversity Data Journal allows for online collaboration from the birth of a manuscript through the peer review to free availability of the publication.

More importantly, the journal allows for faster dissemination of biodiversity data while improving on transparency of the review process. From the editorial in their first issue: Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal:

“Works of potentially very limited length can hold intrinsic value to the community, but are almost impossible to publish in traditional journals chasing impact factors. Examples include single species descriptions, local checklists and software descriptions, or ecological surveys and plot data. An infrastructure that allows datasets of any size to be important means we can publish them at any time. There is no need to wait for datasets to reach a critical mass suitable for publication in a traditional journal.”

 

 

 

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