[Taxacom] ZooKeys facilitates discovery and access to ‘primary biodiversity data’ simultaneously with schola rly publication

Vishwas Chavan (GBIF) vchavan at gbif.org
Mon Jun 1 08:45:53 CDT 2009

ZooKeys (http://www.pensoftonline.net/zookeys/) became the first
systematic open access journal to facilitate discovery and access to
‘primary biodiversity data’ simultaneously with scholarly publication
using GBIF infrastructure.

On June 1, 2009 ZooKeys achieved the significant milestone of becoming the
first journal in systematic zoology implementing a unique combination of
data publication and semantic enhancement within the mainstream process of
journal publishing. The paper by Miller, Griswold and Yin (2009)
how; (a) all primary biodiversity data underlying a taxonomic monograph
can be published as a dataset under a separate Digital Object Identifier
(DOI) within the paper; (b) the occurrence dataset can be made
discoverable and accessible through the GBIF infrastructure
(http://data.gbif.org/) simultaneously with scholarly publication; (c) the
occurrence dataset can be published as a KML file under a distinct DOI to
provide an interactive visualisation in Google Earth; (d) new taxa  can be
registered in ZooBank prior to publication; and (e) new taxa can be
provided to the  Encyclopedia of Life through XML markup on the day of
scholarly publication.

ZooKeys has employed GBIF’s recently launched Integrated Publishing
Toolkit (IPT) (http://ipt.gbif.org/) to facilitate discovery and
mobilisation of primary biodiversity data associated with their
publication process. This means that the primary biodiversity records upon
which new taxa descriptions are based can become quickly accessible to

Both GBIF and ZooKeys have booths at the 'eBiosphere 09', and if you are
attending eBiosphere 09, we would like to hear your views. Please visit us
at the booths. Alternatively please write to us at vchavan at gbif.org and
info at pensoft.net

Vishwas Chavan, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officer for DIGIT
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
15 Universitetsparken, DK 2100, Copenhagen, Denamrk
Tel. +45 35 32 14 75, Fax. +45 35 32 14 80
Email - vchavan at gbif.org
Web - www.gbif.org

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