Two of the oldest German journals in Zoology – Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift and Zoosystematics and Evolution – will join the journal publishing platform of Pensoft Publishers and adopt "platinum" open access beginning January 1, 2014.
For Pensoft, "platinum" open access means not just that the articles and all associated materials are free to download and that there are no author-side fees but even more so that novel approaches are used in the dissemination and reuse of published content. This publishing model includes free to read, reuse, revise, remix, redistribute; easy to discover and harvest by both humans and computers; content automatically harvested by aggregators; data and narrative integrated to the widest extent possible; community peer-review and rapid publication; easy and efficient communication with authors and reviewers; and no author-side fees.
Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift and Zoosystematics and Evolution are titles of the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, founded in 1857 as Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift, is one of the oldest entomological journals worldwide, and the oldest one in Germany. It publishes original research papers in English on the systematics, taxonomy, phylogeny, comparative morphology, and biogeography of insects. Having long been indexed by Thomson Reuters's Web of Science, now the journal will go on the route of innovation with Pensoft.
Zoosystematics and Evolution is an international, peer-reviewed life science journal devoted to whole-organism biology. The journal also has a rich history behind itself (established in 1898). It publishes original research and review articles in the field of zoosystematics, evolution, morphology, development and biogeography at all taxonomic levels.