Contributor Guidelines

Flora of Australia Contributor Guidelines

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Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

2. FLORA OF AUSTRALIA ELECTRONIC PLATFORM OVERVIEW

2.1 Specifications & Bugs
2.2 Glossary & Abbreviations
2.3 Taxon profiles

3. FLORA OF AUSTRALIA CONTENT

3.1 Geographical and Taxonomic Scope
3.2 Terminology and presentation
3.3 Linked data
3.4 Copyright

4. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ABRS

5. CREATING AND EDITING PROFILES – WORKFLOW PROCESSES

5.1 Platform access
5.2 Creating a new taxon profile
5.2.1 Copying an existing taxon profile
5.3 Editing taxon profiles
5.3.1 Creating and editing text content
5.3.2 Citation and referencing
5.3.3 Authorship and acknowledgements
5.3.4 Editing and contributing images
5.3.5 Editing and contributing keys for Keybase
5.3.6 Changing names and taxonomy
5.3.7 Setting the taxon concept through the nomenclature attribute
5.3.8 Corrections to APNI
5.3.9 Reviewing editing history
5.4 Submitting your treatments to ABRS
5.5 Reviewer Guidelines
5.6 Editing distribution maps
5.6.1 Filtering occurrences
5.6.2 Notification of errant records

6. TEXT ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS AND STYLE GUIDE

Authors and Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Biostatus
Common Name 2
Conservation Status 2
Chromosome Numbers 3
Description 3
General requirements 3
Organ specific requirements 4
Family/Genus Descriptions 5
Species Descriptions 5
Non-flowering plants 6
Diagnostic Features 6
Distribution 6
Ecology 6
Etymology 6
Excluded or uncertain names 8
Habitat 8
Illustrations 8
Nomenclature and Typification 8
Source 8
Notes 9
Number of Species and Distribution 9
Phenology 9
Representative Herbarium Specimens 9
Seedlings 10
Taxonomic Notes 10
Type 10
Family and Genus 10
Species 10

7. OTHER ATTRIBUTES TYPES AND LINKED DATA 13
Taxon/Profile Name 13
Distribution Map 13
Nomenclature 13
Links 13
Biodiversity Heritage Library references 13
Specimens 14
Bibliography 14
Images 14
Multimedia 14