Laurence Benichou

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Mrs Laurence Benichou

Member since: 03/30/2020 - 06:27
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Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
Academic publishing
Other (professional title): 
Museum Science Press Head
Organization name: 
Museum national d'histoire naturelle
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Laurence Bénichou is the Head of the French Museum Science Press since 2001. The Museum is a scientific publisher since 1802 and currently publishes 9 international peer-reviewed journals and 9 series of monographs, all related to original scientific results in the fields of the Muséum: earth sciences, botany, zoology, biodiversity management, history of sciences, anthropology… Laurence Bénichou is also the Publication manager of the European Journal of Taxonomy, which she founded in 2011 with a board of European colleagues. The European Journal of Taxonomy is a collaborative, peer-reviewed international journal in descriptive taxonomy, covering the eukaryotic world. Its content is fully electronic and diamond Open Access. It is published and funded by a consortium of 10 European natural history institutions. Neither authors nor readers have to pay fees. All articles published in EJT are compliant with the different nomenclatural codes. EJT is an archived and indexed journal that welcomes scientific contributions from all over the world, both in content and authorship. Finally, she leads the E-Publishing working group of CETAF (Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities) since 2015. Expert in the field of scientific publishing for the Ministry of French higher education and research, she is specialized in Linnaean Taxonomy publishing, Communication Design and Media. Her research is focused on open access and digital publishing.

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