Legitimacy of reusing images from scientific papers addressed

  • 13/03/2017
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    It goes without saying that scientific research has to build on previous breakthroughs and publications. However, it feels quite counter-intuitive for data and their re-use to be legally restricted. Yet, that is what happens when copyright restrictions are placed on many scientific papers. The discipline of taxonomy is highly reliant on previously published photographs, drawings […]

    Guidelines for scholarly publishing of biodiversity data from Pensoft and EU BON

  • 01/03/2017
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    While development and implementation of data publishing and sharing practices and tools have long been among the core activities of the academic publisher Pensoft, it is well-understood that as part of scholarly publishing, open data practices are also currently in transition, and hence, require a lot of collaborative and consistent efforts to establish. Based on […]

    Novel genetic tools for bioassessment of European aquatic ecosystems, COST grant proposal

  • 05/12/2016
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    Often referred to as “the blue planet”, the majority of the Earth consists of aquatic ecosystems. Human land-use change, over-exploitation and pollution have severely impacted aquatic ecosystems over the past decades. In order to protect and maintain central ecosystem services obtained from aquatic ecosystems, such as clean water and food, conservation actions have been proposed […]