Annual awards by Biodiversity Data Journal for Most cited articles and Most active editors

19 December 2022

In continuation of one of our favourite journal traditions, we are happy to announce the recipients of the annual awards for most cited articles and most active editors. With this, we invite the Biodiversity Data Journal community to celebrate its members’ impressive contributions to the creation and dissemination of high-quality scholarly research. 

This year, in order to support and encourage remarkable science going public, we are giving out vouchers for a free publication in BDJ to the three lead authors of the best cited papers published in 2019 and the three editors who have completed the most editorial tasks in 2021.

Congrats and special ‘Thank you!’ goes to the authors*:

  1. Nikolai Spassov for “Dispersal history of the golden jackal (Canis aureus moreoticus Geoffroy, 1835) in Europe and possible causes of its recent population explosion” (26 citations)
  2. Donald Hobern for “Connecting data and expertise: a new alliance for biodiversity knowledge” (26 citations)
  3. Juliane Vogt for “Eleven years’ data of grassland management in Germany” (23 citations)

and the editors**:

  1. Pedro Cardoso (9 completed editorial tasks)
  2. Alexander Sennikov (9 completed editorial tasks)
  3. Dmitry Schigel (8 completed editorial tasks)

"I am enormously grateful to the Biodiversity Data Journal's network of editors and authors for their continuous and excellent work," says Dr Vincent Smith, Head of Digital, Data & Informatics at the Natural History Museum, London, co-founder of DiSSCo and the Editor-in-Chief of BDJ. "I am delighted to recognise these exceptional contributors and their great impact."

Thank you all for being part of the BDJ family: we deeply appreciate the individual contributions of every one of you: as readers, authors, editors and reviewers!

We’ll be back next year, when we’ll award the most cited papers from 2020 and the most active editors from 2022!

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*In case the third place is shared by multiple papers, we’re awarding the most recently published one in recognition of its addressing a particularly ‘hot’ topic in biodiversity science.
**If multiple editors share the third place in the ranking, the award is given to the one with the highest all-time record at BDJ.

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