The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) in collaboration with the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF) and Pensoft Publishers, have issued a call for authors to submit and publish data papers on European Russia (west of the Urals) in a special issue of the Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ).
The article processing fee will be waived for the first 20 papers between now and August 31, 2020. This is provided that the publications are accepted and meet the criteria that the data paper describes a dataset with more than 5,000 records that are new to GBIF.org in 2020; with high-quality data and metadata; and with geographic coverage in European Russia west of the Ural mountains. The manuscript must be prepared in English and submitted in accordance with BDJ’s instructions to authors by August 31, 2020. Late submissions will not be eligible for APC waivers.
Sponsorship is limited to the first 20 accepted submissions meeting these criteria on a first-come, first-served basis. The call for submissions can therefore close prior to the stated deadline of August 31. Authors may contribute to more than one manuscript, but artificial division of the logically uniform data and data stories, or ‘salami publishing’, is not allowed.
BDJ will publish a special issue including the selected papers by the end of 2020. The journal is indexed by Web of Science (Impact Factor 1.029), Scopus (CiteScore: 1.24) and listed in РИНЦ / eLibrary.ru
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