Annual awards for Best Cited Articles and Most Active Editors

08 February 2022

In recognition of the valuable contributions we have been continuously receiving at Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ), this year, we start an annual tradition where we award the best performing authors and editors at our journal.

From now on, towards the end of the year, we will be awarding vouchers for a free publication to the first authors1 behind the top most cited 3-year-old2 publications, according to Web of Science data, and the editors3 who have completed the most editorial tasks in the preceding year.

This year, we are awarding the authors behind the most cited papers published in 2018:

  1. A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera) (25 citations)
  2. Data Leakage and Loss in Biodiversity Informatics (13 citations)
  3. A DNA barcode-assisted annotated checklist of the spider (Arachnida, Araneae) communities associated to white oak woodlands in Spanish National Parks (10 citations)

We encourage the awarded authors to use the voucher with their co-authors in a shared authorship. The awardees are not required to be lead authors of the new submission to use their vouchers. They are also welcome to inform us if they wish to pass their voucher to any of their co-authors, in case they do not intend to redeem the voucher themselves.

We are also delighted to award the most active editors at BDJ from 2020:

  1. Dmitry Schigel (12 completed editorial tasks)
  2. Felipe Ottoni (9 completed editorial tasks)
  3. Gianniantonio Domina (8 completed editorial tasks)

We’ll be back next year, when we will award the most cited papers published in 2019 and the most active editors from 2021!
1In case the third place is shared by multiple papers, we are awarding the most recently published one in recognition of its addressing a particularly ‘hot’ topic in the field.
2We assume that this is the minimum period for an article to accumulate a prominent amount of citations.
3If 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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