In Taxonomic Paper manuscripts intended for publication in Biodiversity Data Journal, specimen records can be imported either manually, or from Darwin Core-compliant Excel spreadsheets, or online from GBIF, BOLD, iDigBio, and PlutoF.



Step 1. Expand the Materials section of the treatment for which you want to import specimen or occurrence records by clicking on the pen next to it.




Step 2. Occurrence record import from GBIF is possible via the Occurrence ID provided by the data author, or by the GBIF ID issued to the record by GBIF itself.

For the import to be successful, enter the Occurrence ID or the GBIF ID in the respective field on the bottom of the page. Select the appropriate GBIF source and click Add. You may separate several ID’s by the pipe ("|") symbol.





* Search and find the record(s) you would like to import on the GBIF website (, copy the occurrence or GBIF ID of the record(s) and paste it/them in the search interface as shown in Step 2.