Celebrating 30 years of scientific publishing

A publisher in the field of natural history with the aim of addressing a technological gap in scholarly publishing.
1994

First book

"Catalogue of the Linyphiid Spiders of Northern Asia (Arachnida, Araneae, Linyphiidae)" by K.Y. Eskov.

1994

First book series

Pensoft Series Faunistica comprises 120+ academic books about the fauna of various parts of the world.

2003

First participation in an EU-funded research project

Pensoft collaborated in the FP6 project ALARM, whose aim was to assess and forecast changes in European biodiversity.

2008

First Open Access journal

ZooKeys revolutionised publishing in zoology as a digital-first scholarly outlet for studies in taxonomy, systematics and natural history.

2010

First publishing platform

TRIADA supported the editorial and the publication process at Pensoft journals.

2010

First semantically-enhanced biodiversity publications

Semantic enrichment and hyperlinked content were introduced for the first time in a biodiversity article in the 50th issue of ZooKeys.

2013

Pensoft Writing Tool
(now: ARPHA Writing Tool)

The first digital-native, collaborative XML-based publishing solution to support the whole editorial process from submission to publication and archiving.

2013

ARPHA Publishing
Platform

ARPHA - based on TRIADA - provides an end-to-end publishing solution for scholarly journals, including human-provided services.

2014

The Advanced Books
platform

Advanced Books provides open publication of scholarly books in PDF, semantically enhanced HTML and machine-readable XML formats.

2015

Research Ideas and Outcomes
(RIO Journal)

RIO is an open-science journal for both conventional and 'alternative' outputs (e.g. research ideas, grant proposals, workshop reports, data management plans) from across the research process.

2016

RIO Journal awarded
by SPARC

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition recognised RIO as an Open Science Innovator.

2016

First white-label journal
on ARPHA

Business: Theory and Practice became the first journal to use ARPHA's white-label publishing solution published by The Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press.

2017

Platforms for conference
materials

ARPHA Proceedings and ARPHA Conference Abstracts provide an open access, human- and machine-readable scholarly publishing solution to conferences.

2019

The OpenBiodiv
Knowledge Graph

OpenBiodiv converts biodiversity knowledge from articles and taxonomic treatments into Linked Open Data (LOD) on its way to evolving to an Open Biodiversity Knowledgement Management System.

2020

ARPHA Preprints

ARPHA Preprints streamlines research by inviting authors to post preprints while submitting manuscripts at ARPHA journals.

2021

First-time coordinator of an EU research project

BiCIKL aims to revolutionise the way biodiversity data is identified, linked, integrated and re-used across the research cycle.

2021

RIO Journal as a project-driven knowledge hub

Specially designed for scientific projects, article collections in RIO provide a single access point for all valuable outputs by linking them from across sources.

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