ZooKeys celebrates their 150th issue by reporting a 120% growth by year end. This open access journal has the benefit of easy distribution of information, which makes the data more relevant and popular.

We found his interesting topic on Eureka Alert in their article, “Growth through innovations and open access: The journal ZooKeys on point for digital taxonomy.” ZooKeys is the first journal in the fields of biodiversity and taxonomy to implement a detailed schema for mark-up of its content. Semantic enhancements allow the user to add information from external Web-based sources.

In the field of taxonomy, ZooKeys has made their mark as more than a journal, it is an interactive environment transforming conventional publishing.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.