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Recommended practices for citation of data published through the GBIF network

This guide provides recommendations on how to cite biodiversity data published through the GBIF network.

Abstract 

The GBIF Data Publishing Framework Task Group established in 2009, recommended that
GBIF institutionalize a ‘data citation mechanism’ and establish a ‘data citation service’
facilitating deep data citation, and registration and resolving of citations (Moritz et.al,
2011).

As an early uptake of this recommendation, GBIF in consultation with a group of experts
has come up with recommended practices for citing biodiversity data. This document
recommends a set of styles for (a) Publisher-based citations, and (b) Query-based
citations. The recommended sets of styles for publisher-based citations are for
immediate uptake by data publishers, data owners, data custodians, and data
aggregators.

Citation 

GBIF (2012). Recommended practices for citation of the data published through the GBIF Network. Version 1.0 (Authored by Vishwas Chavan), Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Pp.12, ISBN: 87-92020-36-4. Accessible at http://links.gbif.org/gbif_best_practice_data_citation_en_v1

Author(s) 

Chavan, V.

Publisher 

GBIF Secretariat

Rights 

This document is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Rights holder 

GBIF Secretariat