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Share your dirt: Call for data papers describing datasets on soil biodiversity

GBIF continues partnership with FinBIF and Pensoft to support publication of new datasets about organisms whose life cycles depend on soil. DEADLINE: 22 September 2023

In collaboration with the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF) and Pensoft Publishers, GBIF has announced a new call for authors to submit and publish data papers on soil biodiversity in a special collection of Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ). The call expands upon the partners’ successful efforts to mobilize data in 2020-2022.

Until 22 September 2023, Pensoft will waive the article processing fee (normally €650) for the first 40 accepted data paper manuscripts that meet the following criteria for describing a dataset:

  • with more than 5,000 presence records new to in 2023
  • with high-quality data and metadata
  • with coverage of species/taxa occurring in soil at least at one stage of their life cycle

Read the detailed instructions.