A data paper is a peer-reviewed document describing a biodiversity dataset, published in a peer-reviewed journal. Unlike a conventional research article, the primary purpose of a data paper is to describe data and the circumstances of their collection, rather than to report hypotheses and conclusions.

The original about this approach is the data paper manuscript is linked to a dataset hosted on a reliable and permanent website of resources. In our case, these websites are the IPT (Integrated Publishing Toolkit) platform of GBIF.ES and the international data portal GBIF (www.gbif.org).

Below, you can find some useful links to know more about data papers:

Guide for publishers (just in Spanish)

* The data paper: a mechanism to incentivize data publishing in biodiversity science