Colombian journal publishes data papers

Biota Colombiana, published by the Humboldt Institute, which hosts the GBIF node in Colombia, is the first Latin American journal to publish biodiversity data papers.

The journal includes six data papers (see list below) and guidelines for new authors. Data referred to in the papers are available via GBIF.

Data papers are 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.

The publication of the papers in Spanish is a result of support provided by the GBIF Secretariat to three projects encouraging researchers to author data papers, helping to provide recognition and incentives for those who make their data accessible to science.

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List of published papers
Species Anacroneuria (Insecta: Plecoptera: Perlidae) of Colombia, deposited in the Museum of Entomology at the University of Valle (Cali, Colombia)
Authors: María del Cármen Zúñiga, Bill P. Stark, Carmen Elisa Posso
Publishing institutions: Universidad del Valle and Mississippi College

Ants on orange crops (Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck) of the Caribbean Coast of Colombia
Authors: Juan Carlos Abadía Lozano, Ángela María Arcila Cardona and Patricia Chacón de Ulloa
Publishing institutions: Universidad del Valle and CORPOICA

List of spiders of Colombia (Arachnida: Araneae)
Authors: Javier C.Barriga and Ana G. Moreno
Publishing institutions: Instituto Humboldt and Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Avifauna in the Andean forest disturbed in Farallones National Park, Cali, village of Pance, Valle del Cauca area
Authors: Julio César Bermúdez-Vera, Sebastián Duque López, Manuel A. Sanchez Martínez and Elkin Tenorio
Publishing institutions: Universidad del Valle and Fundación Calima

The Neotropical Waterbird Census in Colombia (CNAA): 2002 - 2011
Authors: Jeisson Zamudio and Yanira Cifuentes-Sarmiento
Publishing institution: Red Nacional de Observadores de Aves RNOA and Asociación Calidris

Bats (Chiroptera) of "El Vínculo" Regional Natural Park and its buffer zone (Buga, Valle del Cauca, Colombia)
Authors: Daniela Arenas and Alan Giraldo
Publishing institution: Universidad del Valle

Publication date

  • February 17th, 2014

Last updated

  • October 23rd, 2015