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.

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

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