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2 of the oldest German journals in Zoology go for 'platinum' open access
Date:12/18/2013

Enough has been written and said about "platinum" open access as a step beyond the "green" and "gold" open access models. However, comparatively little has been seen of its practical implementation. On 1 January 2014, two of the oldest German journals in Zoology Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift and Zoosystematics and Evolution make a step right into the future by joining the journal publishing platform of Pensoft Publishers and adopting "platinum" open access

For Pensoft, "platinum" open access means not just that the articles and all associated materials are free to download and that there are no author-side fees but even more so that novel approaches are used in the dissemination and reuse of published content. This publishing model includes:

  • Free to read, reuse, revise, remix, redistribute
  • Easy to discover and harvest by both humans and computers
  • Content automatically harvested by aggregators
  • Data and narrative integrated to the widest extent possible
  • Community peer-review and rapid publication
  • Easy and efficient communication with authors and reviewers
  • No author-side fees

Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift and Zoosystematics and Evolution are titles of the Museum fr Naturkunde, Berlin. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, founded in 1857 as Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift, is one of the oldest entomological journals worldwide, and the oldest one in Germany. It publishes original research papers in English on the systematics, taxonomy, phylogeny, comparative morphology, and biogeography of insects. Having long been indexed by Thomson Reuters's Web of Science, now the journal will go on the route of innovation with Pensoft.

Zoosystematics and Evolution, formerly Mitteilungen aus dem Museum fr Naturkunde in Berlin, Zoologische Reihe - is an international, peer-reviewed life science journal devoted to whole-organism biology, that also has a rich history behind itself (established in 1898). It publishes original research and review articles in the field of zoosystematics, evolution, morphology, development and biogeography at all taxonomic levels.

"Innovation is central to how Pensoft sees its role as a publisher. We want to make our articles as widely available and harvestable as possible both for the research community and the wider public. The attractive combination between historical legacy and tradition, advanced publishing technologies of Pensoft and free and open publishing models will ensure for these two authoritative journals a jump right into the future!" said the Managing Director of Pensoft Publishers, Prof. Lyubomir Penev.

"Making published data automatically harvestable by aggregators like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility or the Encyclopedia of Life is the only effective way how such databases can be increased and re-used to generate new knowledge. The Museum fr Naturkunde is the first museum transferring its journals to the path of Pensoft Publishers and adapting them to such modern demands. I am excitedly looking forward to leading the Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift on this way." said the new Editor-in-Chief of the Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, Dominique Zimmermann from the Natural History Museum in Vienna.


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Contact: Dr Lyubomir Penev
penev@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert  

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