How to import occurrence records into manuscripts from GBIF, BOLD, iDigBio and PlutoF

Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

From the Pensoft Editorial Team

On October 20, 2015, we published a blog post about the novel functionalities in ARPHA that allowed streamlined import of specimen or occurrence records into taxonomic manuscripts.

Recently, this process was reflected in the “Tips and Tricks” section of the ARPHA authoring tool. Here, we’ll list the individual workflows:

Based on our earlier post, we will now go through our latest updates and highlight the new features that have been added since then.

Repositories and data indexing platforms, such as GBIFBOLD systemsiDigBio, or PlutoF, hold, among other types of data, specimen or occurrence records. It is now possible to directly import specimen or occurrence records into ARPHA taxonomic manuscripts from these platforms [see Fig. 1]. We’ll refer to specimen or occurrence records as simply occurrence records for the rest of this post.

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