Biodiversity Literature Repository

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.Its 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. Its focus is on thematic corpora, such as particular taxonomic groups, eg. ants, projects or research journals. Illustrations or subarticle elements can be uploaded. Plazi provides a service to convert back issues into semantically enhanced documents and to disseminate taxonomic treatments through TreatmentBank. BLR offers journals to obtain DOIs for their new issues. Currently, the following journals joined the BLR community and use Zenodo DataCite DOIs: