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1 Making small data big! The Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ) Lyubomir Penev, Teodor Georgiev, Pavel Stoev, David Roberts, Vincent Smith ViBRANT

2 One more new journal? Why?

3 The problem

4 Source: Wikipedia

5 Primary data Drawings: slavenapeneva.com

6 … and some hundreds millions pages of biodiversity literature in various languages

7 Estimated ca 1.8 Mio articles per annum, not counting the grey literature!

8 A solution

9 Primary data Publishing and sharing of primary data RE-USE of CONTENT

10 We need to encourage taxonomists to mobilize & describe their data, especially small data This takes considerable effort (e.g. GBIF, Scratchpads experience) “Arguably” this is best rewarded through credit This means papers and citations Process must be very easy for authors Process must facilitate data reuse Meet “Open Data” policy commitments The Biodiversity Data Journal is very different… So, why do we need another new journal?

11 Key features Collaborative article authoring Collaborative article authoring Online peer-review and editing Online peer-review and editing Community peer review; options for “open” and “public” review Community peer review; options for “open” and “public” review Standard-compliant (DwC, NLM DTD) Standard-compliant (DwC, NLM DTD) Biological Codes compliant article templates Biological Codes compliant article templates No lower/upper limit of manuscript size No lower/upper limit of manuscript size Semantically enhanced “articles of the future” Semantically enhanced “articles of the future” Integrated with GBIF, EOL, Dryad Scratchpads, etc. Integrated with GBIF, EOL, Dryad Scratchpads, etc. ALL DATA MATTERS!

12 Workflow COMMUNITY PEER-REVIEW (OPTIONS FOR PUBLIC AND OPEN REVIEW) ALL ONLINE! COLLABORATIVE ARTICLE AUTHORING (PENSOFT WRITING TOOL) MANUSCRIPT PUBLISHED XML TEXT + DATA Authors, Reviewers, Editors, Mentors, Copyeditors XML submission Revisions online ARTICLES Occurr- ence data Taxon names Taxon treatments Plazi Wiki COL Biblio- graphies

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14 Automated submission Automated XML submission

15 Automated registration MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION MANUSCRIPT ACCEPTED XML Response ARTICLE PUBLISHED Taxon name available/valid (effectively published) XML article metadata XML Query Peer review

16 Multiple Data Publishing Model of BDJ 1. Supplementary data files downloadable from the journals’ website 2. Data deposited at specialized data repositories (Dryad, Pangaea) 3. Data published through data repositories but indexed and collated with other data (GenBank, GBIF IPT) 4. Data published in the form of marked-up and machine-readable text. 5. Extended use of multimedia and semantic enhancements

17 What will BDJ publish? Single taxon treatments and nomenclatural acts Local/regional and habitat-based checklists Sampling reports and occasional inventories Ecological and biological observations of species and communities Identification keys Data papers for any biodiversity-related type of data (genomic, phylogenetic, ecological, environmental, etc.) Descriptions of biodiversity-related software tools and workflows Recruiting editors now!

18 Life cycle of data published in the BDJ BIODIVERSITY MANUSCRIPT Occurrence data Genome dada Image galleries Morphometric data Environmental data Phylogenetic data Any other data XML MARK UP Structured text (data!) ARTICLES Occurr- ence data Taxon names Taxon treatments Plazi BHL Wiki COL Biblio- graphies

19 … and because BDJ will make your data count by: Collating (small) data into a large data pool Collating (small) data into a large data pool Open-access, archiving and re-using your data through data aggregators Open-access, archiving and re-using your data through data aggregators Providing citation record and creditability for data through peer-reviewed publications Providing citation record and creditability for data through peer-reviewed publications Using innovative dissemination of atomized content Using innovative dissemination of atomized content Low-cost model: Free in the launch phase, thereafter at a fee that anyone can afford! Low-cost model: Free in the launch phase, thereafter at a fee that anyone can afford!

20 Pensoft Writing Tool (PWT) Collaborative online editing Rich text capabilities Various templates for taxon treatments Identification keys builder Assembling plates from single figures References import (CrossRef, PubMed Central, etc.) Species occurrence data import (Darwin Core compliant) Smart citation for figures, tables, references & automated positioning Taxon treatment Interactive key Checklist Data paper Template based manuscript creation Coauthors Lead author Contribitors Mentor, lingustic editor, copy editor, colleague

21 Choose article template

22 Assign classifications

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24 Add occurrence

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26 Taxon treatment

27 Add reference /phytokeys

28 Manuscript preview

29 Several more features ID Key preview Multi-figure plate builder Plate layout ID Key builder Manuscript preview

30 Why publish in the BDJ? Joining (small) data into a large data pool Open-access, archiving and re-using your data Citation record for data through peer- reviewed publications Easy online authoring/editorial process for authors, reviewers and editors Innovative dissemination of atomized content Very low-cost! Free in the launch phase, thereafter at fee that anyone can afford! Coming in two months! Editor Application Form

31 Thank you for your attention! ViBRANT


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