Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Creation of Data Paper Manuscripts from Ecological Metadata Language (EML)
Viktor Senderov, Teodor Georgiev, Lyubomir Penev

Building: CTEC
Room: Auditorium
Date: 2016-12-07 02:45 PM – 03:00 PM
Last modified: 2016-10-16


Data papers are scholarly articles describing the contents, provenance, and other details of a given dataset or datasets. As such, data papers can be viewed as extended metadata descriptors rendered in a human-readable form. They are important for the discoverability, dissemination, citation, and crediting of efforts to gather scientific data and build scientific databases.

In a previous effort by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and Pensoft Publishers, a workflow was created that converts metadata expressed in EML in the GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) into Rich Text Format (RTF) manuscripts that can then be submitted to any journal publishing data papers.

In this computer demonstration, we will present a brand new workflow that not only converts metadata into data paper manuscripts but imports these into the ARPHA* Writing Tool (AWT) of Pensoft. AWT is a versatile online collaborative system that encapsulates the full authoring and publishing process in one seamless workflow.

The workflow handles EML files downloadable from GBIF’s Integrated Publishling Toolkit (IPT), or directly from GBIF, DataONE and the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network. After the import of the EML file, the authors can use the rich editing functionality of the ARPHA Writing Tool to complete their manuscripts and submit these to the Biodiversity Data Journal at the click of a button.

* ARPHA = Authoring Reviewing Publishing Hosting Archiving http://arphahub.com/