A new look and new features for the EJT website
The EJT editorial team is happy to announce the launch of its new website! On top of an updated design and improved navigation, the journal has also integrated several new features:
• Distributed data sets: the EJT website now provides a link from each article directly to its equivalent data set. In partnership with Plazi, EJT extracts the nomenclatural acts, taxonomic treatments, figures and specimen data from each publication, then submits them to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and the Biodiversity Literature Repository (BLR - a Zenodo community) as fully referenced, linked open data sets. The delay between publication and submission to the various aggregators takes roughly a week – so don’t be alarmed if the links don’t work immediately!
• DOIs: all supplementary files published as supporting data for an EJT publication will henceforth be assigned an individual DOI.
• Twitter feed: our account, opened late last year, is a growing success among users. Find and share all EJT publications and news on Twitter with @ejtaxonomy.
These new features and functionalities have been developed by EJT in accordance with one of the journal’s founding principles: that the dissemination of original research, as well as the ability to use and reuse data as freely as possible, is the key to innovation and further advancement of science.
Lastly, EJT articles are now published in volumes, with some exciting thematic editions on the horizon…