First database-derived 'data paper' published in journal
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"The first-ever peer-reviewed paper derived directly from a biodiversity metadata document has been published in the open-access ZooKeys journal. The description of more than 2,400 bird records from northeast India, spanning almost a century, is the outcome of a new 'Data Paper' workflow pioneered by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and Pensoft publishers. The aim is to provide incentives for those compiling data records about the occurrence of species to make their existence known to the scientific community, thus helping to increase knowledge about biodiversity and inform conservation measures. A Data Paper is produced when metadata (data about data) are compiled using the GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) generating a manuscript that then goes through the usual critical review process before being accepted for publication...."