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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2023-12-29
Page range: 43-52
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A decade of community-supported online library for taxonomic journals enhanced their publication, access and preservation

Manaaki Whenua–Landcare Research, Private Bag 92170, Auckland, New Zealand; Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity, School of Biological Sciences, the University of Auckland, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord Universitet, Bodø 8049, Norway
taxonomic publication archiving online submission and review

Abstract is a non-profit international collaboration among professional societies, institutions, publishers, natural history museums and libraries for facilitating the publication, enhancing the access and enabling the preservation of journals in biological taxonomy. Since the start of in 2013, 58 journals by 46 publishers from 23 countries have joined this platform and 49 of these journals archived 10,076 issues covering a span of 98 years (1926 to 2023), Most of these journals (41) are for open access. Currently 13 journals are also using site for manuscript submission and review. has helped small publishers and journals—many of these lack sufficient funding—go online, reduce cost, become more sustainable, remain editorial independent, and/or be archived to fulfil the requirements of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.


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