Fast, linked, and open access: The Journal of Hymenoptera Research

untitledOn February 8th,  Pensoft published the first Open Access and NLM TaxPub-based issue of the Journal of Hymenoptera Research. This is the first issue after the JHR changed its publishing model to open access and moved to the brand new journal publishing platform of Pensoft Publishers (

JHR is more than a journal. It is a linked environment built upon Pensoft’s own content management software. Linking is provided at the internal level (within an article, within the journal, and within the publishing platform of Pensoft ) and to external resources (Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Encyclopedia of Life, Biodiversity Heritage Library, PubMed and PubMedCentral, Morphbank, 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 RSS, Twitter, Facebook,Mendeley, and other social networks.

JHR will be 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.

The latest issue is accessible via For more information please contact Stefan Schmidt (Editor in Chief) or Lyubomir Penev (Managing Editor)