Biodiversity Literature Repository


BLR is a Zenodo-community to share publications related to bio-systematics. It has been initiated by Plazi, Pensoft and Zenodo at CERN.

The goal is to provide open access to publications cited in publications or in combination with scientific names and to provide in collaboration with Zenodo a digital object identifier (DOI) to the publications to enable citation of the publications, including direct access to its digital representation.

The focus is on thematic corpora, such as particular taxonomic groups, eg. ants, projects  or research journals.

Besides articles, illustrations or subarticle elements can be uploaded.

BLR offers journals to obtain DOIs for their new issues. Currently, the following journals joined the BLR community and use Zenodo DataCite DOIs:

Plazi provides a service to convert back issues into semantically enhanced documents and to disseminate taxonomic treatments through TreatmentBank.