NeoBiota, a new open-access journal on biological invasions launched!

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Fast, Linked, and Open Access – the Invasion Biology Journal NeoBiota is Launched!

 The journal NeoBiota ( is a continuation of the former NEOBIOTA publication series founded in 2002 by the working group with the same name. This group meanwhile evolved into ‘NEOBIOTA, the European Group on Biological Invasions’ and decided in 2010 to transfer the publication series into the open-access, peer-reviewed journal NeoBiota.  Previous volumes of NEOBIOTA (1-8) can be viewed at

NeoBiota builds upon the tremendous success of its sister journals ZooKeys (, PhytoKeys ( and BioRisk ( and offers numerous innovative ways to publish and disseminate information on processes of biological invasions and consequences of alien species. NeoBiota has an editorial team of highly renowned specialists in the field and the support of a scientific community which have hosted the biennial NEOBIOTA conferences. Current members of the editorial board are Sven Bacher, Tim Blackburn, Laura Celesti-Grapow, Milan Chytrý, Franz Essl, Emili Garcia-Berthou, Stephan Gollasch, Vojta Jarošik, Jonathan M. Jeschke, Johannes Kollmann, Moritz von der Lippe, Michael L. McKinney, Laura Meyerson, Jane Molofsky, Wolfgang Nentwig, Bruce Osborne, Petr Pyšek, Wolfgang Rabitsch, Alain  Roques, Richard Shaw, Daniel Sol, Mark van Kleunen, Mark Williamson. All papers are open access and free to read, download, print, and distribute.

NeoBiota is more than a journal. It is a linked environment built upon its own content management software. Linking is provided at the internal level (within an article, within the journal, or within the publishing platform of Pensoft ) and to external resources (Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Encycloppedia of Life, Biodiversity heritage Library, PubMed and PubMedCentral,  Morphbank, International Plant Names Index, Tropicos, The Gymnosperm Database, ZooBank, Wikipedia, Wikispecies, etc.) through a dynamic web profile of each taxon mentioned within a paper (  Geo-referenced localities can be mapped within taxon treatments or for the entire paper. The journal can be followed on Twitter, Facebook, Mendeley, and other social networks.

NeoBiota is published in four different formats: (1) high-resolution, full-color print version (2) PDF identical to the printed version; (3) HTML to provide links to external resources and semantic enhancements to published texts for interactive reading; (4) XML version compatible to PubMedCentral archiving, thus providing a machine-readable copy to facilitate future data mining. Neither restriction nor charges are imposed on the use of colour illustrations.

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