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Citing Scratchpad data, projects, infrastructure and concepts

  1. Citing a page within a Scratchpad (unless otherwise instructed by authors):

    Author(s). (Year accessed). Title of Scratchpad page. Accessed at URL of page on date accessed.

    For example:

    Sarnat E. (2012). Anoplolepis custodiens. Accessed at http://antkey.org/taxa/anoplolepis-custodiens on 2012-11-19

    Please note that in the absence of clear authorship of any page, the site maintainer should be stated as the author.

  2. Citing a Scratchpad website (unless otherwise instructed by website maintainer):

    Author(s). (Year accessed). Title of Scratchpad page. Accessed at URL of page on date accessed.

    For example:

    Koureas D.N. (2012). Thyme plants of SE Europe. Accessed at http://thymus.myspecies.info on 2012-11-19

  3. Citing the Scratchpad infrastructure or the Scratchpad project:

    Smith V.S., Rycroft S., Scott B., Baker E., Livermore L., Heaton A., Bouton K., Koureas D.N., Roberts D. (2012). Scratchpads 2.0: a virtual research environment infrastructure for biodiversity data. Accessed at http://scratchpads.eu on 2012-11-19

  4. Citing the most recent technical description of the Scratchpads:

    Smith V.S., Rycroft S., Brake I., Scott B., Baker E., Livermore L., Blagoderov V., Roberts D. (2011). Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. Zookeys. 2011. 150 (2011) Special Issue: e-Infrastructures for data publishing in biodiversity science 53–70, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193.