Data use

How and where is GBIF-mediated data used?


Citation metrics


The number of peer-reviewed journal articles citing GBIF-mediated data has been steadily growing over the past 10 years. This graph illustrates the growth, also indicating the manner in which papers cite GBIF.

The gold standard and recommended practice for data citations includes a persistent identifier (a digital object identifier or DOI), which a narrow majority of GBIF users follow. GBIF works with authors, editors and publishers to improve the quality of data citations, enhancing reproducibility of scientific analyses and ensuring credit for data publishers.