Introduction to JAPB
Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity (JAPB)
Purpose and contents
- To publish a specialized academic journal on bio-diversity and natural history to contribute to the proliferation and familiarization of bio-diversity information and improve the reputation of the National Science Museum by making the journal an internationally renowned, excellent journal.
- To feature the academic papers, reviews, and technical papers on the bio-diversity of land, inland aquatic or marine life forms in terms of their richness, distribution, and preservation.
- KBIF (National Science Museum), Korea National Arboretum
- Organization of the Publication Committee:
Composed of experts in bio-diversity in the Asia-Pacific Region (2 year term) ※ Chair (1), Publishing administrators (2), Vice Chairs (4), Committee members (23), totaling 30
- Publication schedule:
- Quarterly publication (March, June, September, December)
- Papers submitted from:
- 15 countries South Korea, India, China, Taiwan, Japan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Russia, Thailand, Tunisia, UAE, Iran, USA, Mongolia, and others
- Listed in SCOPUS, an international academic publication index DB
SCOPUS: A comprehensive academic index DB created by Elsevier, a world-renowned publishing house, including 5,000 publishing houses and more than 2,000 peer-reviewed journals in the field of natural science, medicine, humanities and social studies, as well as engineering.
- Shifted to the online paper submission system and began the open access service through Science Direct (an international website providing scientific and technical research documents)
More than 4,000 papers are being downloaded from 92 countries every month (as of 2016)
- Renamed as Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity
Transition to an international journal, receiving foreign paper submissions
- Initially launched as Journal of Korean Nature