Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ)

Publié le 3 octobre 2013, par Thérèse Hameau

Focus and Scope

Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ) is a community peer-reviewed, open-access, comprehensive online platform, designed to accelerate publishing, dissemination and sharing of biodiversity-related data of any kind. All structural elements of the articles – text, morphological descriptions, occurrences, data tables, etc. – will be treated and stored as DATA, in accordance with the Data Publishing Policies and Guidelines of Pensoft Publishers.

The journal will publish papers in biodiversity science containing taxonomic, floristic/faunistic, morphological, genomic, phylogenetic, ecological or environmental data on any taxon of any geological age from any part of the world with no lower or upper limit to manuscript size.


Pensoft Data Publishing Policies and Guidelines for Biodiversity Data


Data Publishing in a Nutshell

The current document describes the data publishing policies of Pensoft Publishers, with an emphasis on biodiversity and biodiversity-related ecological data. Publishing the data associated with research articles is strongly encouraged in all Pensoft’s journals.
Data publishing in this digital age is the act of making data available on the Internet, so that they can be downloaded, analysed, re-used and cited by people and organisations other than the creators of the data. This can be achieved in various ways. In the broadest sense, any upload of a dataset onto a freely accessible website could be regarded as “data publishing”. There are, however, several issues to be considered during the process of data publication, including :

  • Data hosting, long-term preservation and archiving
  • Documentation and metadata
  • Citation and credit to the data authors
  • Licenses for publishing and re-use
  • Data interoperability standards
  • Format of published data
  • Software used for creation and retrieval
  • Dissemination of published data