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One of the biggest pure analysis associations in Germany, the Senckenberg Nature Research Society moved three of its worldwide, open-access scholarly journals to the publishing platform ARPHA, following a latest contract with the scientific writer and know-how supplier Pensoft.

Having opted for the white-label publishing resolution, the journals stay beneath the model of the Society and the Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden, one of many oldest natural-science museums on the planet. Despite transitioning to a brand new platform, the previous volumes of the journals stay accessible from a hyperlink on their web site homepages.

Following their latest transfer to the Pensoft-developed publishing platform, Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, Vertebrate Zoology and Geologica Saxonica haven’t solely acquired their very own shiny and user-friendly web sites, however have additionally taken benefit from ARPHA’s signature fast-track, end-to-end publishing system, which is to profit all journal customers: authors, reviewers and editors alike. In addition, the journals are already utilizing lots of the unique services offered by ARPHA, together with publication in PDF, semantically enhanced HTML and machine-readable XML codecs; superior knowledge publishing; sub-article-level utilization metrics; automated export of sub-article parts and knowledge to key aggregators; web-service integrations with main indexing and archiving databases; and others.

In specific, to the attraction of the authors, editors and reviewers, the ARPHA’s collaboration-centred on-line atmosphere takes care after every submitted manuscript in the course of the evaluate, modifying, publication, dissemination and archiving levels, in order that nobody wants to cope with regionally saved recordsdata and their switch by e mail or third-party cloud storages. Additionally, the platform is designed to frequently notify the customers about any required motion, thus sparing the burden of pointless communication and guaranteeing the speedy processing of manuscripts.

All three journals function a Diamond Open Access coverage, thanks to the help of the Senckenberg Nature Research Society, making the journals free to publish for all authors.

Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny


Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny is the successor of the historic Entomologische Abhandlungen, previously revealed by the Museum of Zoology at Dresden.

Its scope covers the taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, phylogeny, historic biogeography and palaeontology of arthropod taxa, however excludes faunistics and analysis with a robust regional focus. Descriptions of latest taxa are solely welcome when embedded in a wider context, for instance, a phylogenetic, evolutionary, or biogeographical framework.

Currently, the journal enjoys an Impact Factor of 1.51 and a constantly increasing Scopus CiteScore.

Vertebrate Zoology


Similarly, Vertebrate Zoology was preceded by Zoologische Abhandlungen, additionally previously revealed by the Museum of Zoology at Dresden. Its first publications because the transfer to ARPHA Platform and a part of the primary journal quantity for 2021 are already a truth.

The journal offers with analysis on taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, phylogeny, historic biogeography and palaeontology of vertebrates. Again, descriptions of latest taxa ought to be built-in into a correct context, for instance, a whole revision of a taxon. To help accountability and reproducibility in science and academia, the journal requires that studied specimens have to be deposited in a public scientific assortment.

Vertebrate Zoology’s Impact Factor is at present standing at 1.167, whereas its final Scopus CiteScore reached 2.1 (2019).

Geologica Saxonica


Geologica Saxonica – Journal of Central European Geology, started its life in distant 1876, when it was based beneath the identify Mitteilungen aus dem Königlichen Mineralogisch-Geologischen und Prähistorischen Museum by German geologist Hanns Bruno Geinitz, famend for his work on the Carboniferous and Cretaceous rocks and fossils of Saxony.

The journal’s scope ecompasses geology, paleontology, stratigraphy, petrography, mineralogy and geoscience historical past with deal with Central Europe.

“At Pensoft, we are delighted to support a world-renowned natural history association like Senckenberg in carrying its legacy and treasure of knowledge into our days and well beyond. Now, with ARPHA’s white-label solution, we’re certain that the journals will simultaneously preserve their identity and enjoy all perks of modern and technologically advanced publishing,” feedback Pensoft and ARPHA’s founder and CEO Prof. Lyubomir Penev.

“We are very pleased to have found reliable partners in Pensoft and the ARPHA platform for our three publications to further increase their visibility”, says Prof. Dr. Uwe Fritz, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Vertebrate Zoology and head of the Department of Zoology at Senckenberg Natural History Collections in Dresden. He provides, “Senckenberg’s scientific publications have a long – almost 200-year tradition – and are now shown in a new and innovative design with unprecedented information retrieval options!”

Senckenberg is just not the primary prestigious German analysis establishment to signal an settlement with Pensoft and ARPHA Platform. Since 2014, the Natural History Museum Berlin has trusted the writer with its personal historic titles within the Biology area: Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift and Zoosystematics and Evolution. In 2017, Evolutionary Systematics by the University of Hamburg, one other distinguished journal with a legacy within the subject of Zoology, followed suit. Last 12 months, Zitteliana, a historic scholarly journal masking all fields of paleontology and geobiology by the State Natural History Collection of Bavaria (SNSB) additionally introduced its becoming a member of the journal portfolio of Pensoft and ARPHA Platform.

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About Senckenberg:


Senckenberg, Research Institutes and Natural History Museums, conduct analysis in bio- and geoscience. Major analysis fields are biodiversity and ecosystem analysis and the analysis on your complete Earth-Human-Earth system. Senckenberg headquarters are positioned in Frankfurt am Main, however analysis on marine, terrestrial and local weather methods can be housed at further 9 areas all through Germany: in Dresden, Gelnhausen, Gorlitz, Hamburg, Messel, Muncheberg, Tubingen, Weimar and Wilhelmshaven. Senckenberg employs about 900 folks, together with 300 scientists. Senckenberg scientists are lively in tasks worldwide, most of that are worldwide collaborations with universities and different analysis establishments. Senckenberg hosts organic and geological analysis collections with greater than 40 million collection.

About Pensoft:


Pensoft is an impartial educational publishing firm, well-known worldwide for its improvements within the subject of semantic publishing, in addition to for its cutting-edge publishing instruments and workflows. In 2013, Pensoft launched the primary ever finish to finish XML-based authoring, reviewing and publishing workflow, as demonstrated by the Pensoft Writing Tool (PWT) and the Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ), now upgraded to the ARPHA Publishing Platform. Flagship titles embrace: Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO), One Ecosystem, ZooKeys, Biodiversity Data Journal, PhytoKeys, MycoKeys and plenty of extra.

About ARPHA:


ARPHA is the primary end-to-end, narrative- and data-integrated publishing resolution that helps the total life cycle of a manuscript, from authoring to reviewing, publishing and dissemination. ARPHA offers completed and streamlined manufacturing workflows that may be custom-made in accordance to the journal’s wants. The platform allows quite a lot of publishing fashions by way of various choices for branding, manufacturing and income fashions to select from.

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