Call for Papers to fill gaps on freshwater species

Call for Papers to fill gaps on freshwater species

Organization Name: GBIF

Apply By: 22 Oct 2022


Presentation Date: 16 Aug. 2022 - 22 Oct. 2022

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About the Organization

GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world's governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

About the Call for Papers

GBIF and the open-access Journal of Limnology have announced a call for researchers to submit data papers about species that inhabit the world's inland waters.

While freshwater environments cover less than one per cent of Earth's surface and contain less than three per cent of all water on the planet, they are home to at least 10 per cent of all species. Many freshwater macro- and microorganisms also serve as sentinels for the health of these ecosystems, which provide essential life-giving benefits to all species, even terrestrial ones like our own. Despite the severe threats freshwater biodiversity faces, understanding of and investments in its protection typically pales in comparison to those directed toward the terrestrial and marine realms.

To assist efforts to fill gaps in primary biodiversity data on freshwater species, GBIF will sponsor will the article processing charges—normally €624—for the first sixteen (16) manuscripts accepted by the Journal of Limnology to describe datasets:

  • with clear research relevance for species inhabiting or dependent on freshwater habitats
  • with more than 5,000 presence records new to GBIF.org
  • with high-quality data and metadata
  • dedicated to the public domain under an open CC0 designation

How to Apply

The deadline for submissions is 22 October 2022.

Authors must prepare the manuscript in English and submit it in accordance with the Journal of Limmology’s guide for authors.

Sponsorship is limited on a first-come, first-served basis to the first sixteen (16) accepted submissions to meet these criteria, so the call for submissions may close the stated deadline. Authors may contribute to more than one manuscript, but artificial division of the logically uniform data and data stories, or “salami publishing,” is not allowed.

The selected publications will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Limnology in late 2022 or early 2023. The Journal is indexed in both Web of Science (Impact Factor 1.673) and Scopus (CiteScore: 3.4).

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