[Taxacom] EOL Announces Open Access Support Project with Pensoft Publishers

Cynthia Parr parrc at si.edu
Mon Feb 13 07:33:21 CST 2012


Dear Colleagues,

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We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Pensoft
Publishers<http://www.pensoft.net/index.php>that will increase the
flow of new species descriptions from scientists in
developing countries into the Encyclopedia of Life and promote the open
access publishing model in taxonomy.****

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Many of Pensoft’s journals, including the International Journal of
Myriapodology <http://www.pensoft.net/journals/ijm> (centipedes and
millipedes), MycoKeys <http://www.pensoft.net/journals/mycokeys>(mycology),
PhytoKeys <http://www.pensoft.net/journals/phytokeys> (botany), and
ZooKeys<http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys>(zoology) will
participate in the new EOL Open Access Support Project
(EOASP).  The initiative will provide funding to support independent
taxonomists and taxonomists living in developing countries to publish their
results in Pensoft’s four quality journals with open access principles.****

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Any new species description published in one of the journals leads to the
automatic creation of a new page in EOL. If a paper re-describes a poorly
described species, that information will also appear on an EOL page.****

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During the manuscript submission process, the authors will have the
opportunity to request financial support between 200 and 400 USD per paper,
which covers the open access fee for 10 to 20 printed pages. The support
for larger papers (e.g., monographs) will be limited to the same maximum of
400 USD; authors should meet the remaining costs themselves.****

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The EOASP initiative promotes the open access publishing model in taxonomy
among researchers, students, citizen scientists, and general public and
will support and educate the next generation of taxonomists in open science
principles. EOASP also aims to motivate publishers to modernize their
publishing models and workflows to fit the changing needs of scientists and
researchers around the world.****

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Please visit Pensoft’s page <http://www.pensoft.net/page.php?P=29> to learn
more about the eligibility criteria for manuscripts, authors and journals. *
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For more information about joining the EOASP initiative either as a funder
or a publisher, please feel free to contact me.**

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*Please share this announcement with colleagues who may be interested.*  It
is also posted online - http://eol.org/info/press_releases/info/feb_10 ****

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Best wishes,**

Cyndy Parr



Cynthia Sims Parr, parrc at si.edu
Director, Species Pages Group
Encyclopedia of Life http://www.eol.org
Office: 202.633.9513, Fax: 202.633.8742

Mailing address:
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 106
Washington, DC 20013-7012

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