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Table 1 Data extracted for each article, author, institution, new species and specimen involved

From: Insights from Zootaxa on potential trends in zoological taxonomic activity

ZR ID number Number attributed by the Zoological Record ZR
Title   ZR
Abstract   ZR
Internet link Internet link to the pdf article on the Zootaxa website ZT
Number of pages n = (ending page - beginning page) + 1 ZR + H
Delay of publication Number of days between acceptance and publication ZT + H
Category of document Monograph; article ZT
Category of work We distinguished six categories of works. additional data: addition of sounds, karyotypes, redescriptions, chorology, phylogenies to the knowledge of a taxon, without new taxon description; checklists or catalogue of species/types; regional fauna: taxonomic revision at regional scale; taxonomic revision: each taxon or types reviewed, or at least 3 different kinds of analyses done (e.g. morphological studies plus distribution plus karyotype of a taxon); taxonomic work on isolated taxa: single or multiple descriptions of new taxa, new descriptions plus new records of the taxon; theoretical works: biographies or nomenclatural changes only, or theoretical work on taxonomy and nomenclature H
Authorship presentation Whether authorship is in alphabetical order or not. Names beginning by "De", "Van", are considered at letters "D" or "V". H
Phylum delimitation Phylum as provided by ZR indexation ZR
Taxon delimitation The most inclusive taxon treated in the article H
Level of work Level of the most inclusive taxon treated in the article. Species level: any level up to and including species level; genus level: any level from species level up to and including genus level; family level: any level from genus level up to and including family level; above family level: any level above family level H
Geographic delimitation The most single inclusive area treated in the article. We used political boundaries of studied areas instead of biogeographical ones, in order to study the relationship between laboratories and studied areas H
Level of geographic delimitation We used four levels of area: locality level, regional level, country level, major area level. We used other when the study involves more than one major area. Oceans and seas were treated as regions and affiliated to a country or a continent when specified in the article  
Number of references   ZR
Price Whether the article is in free access or not ZT
Family name   ZR
Firstname   ZR
Article related List of the articles written by the author in Zootaxa H
Position in the article   H
Institution Institution of the author for the paper concerned. The ZR provides the address of the first co-author; the other ones were added from the paper itself. Whenever the author is affiliated to several institutions, this information was retained ZR + H
Email Some email addresses were provided by the ZR; others were found in the article ZR + H
Professional status Amateur, Doctoral student, Established taxonomist researcher, Established non-taxonomist researcher, Master student, Postdoctoral, Retired researcher, Technician Q
Nationality Country of birth Q
Age   Q
Sex   Q
Highest degree Master (four or five years of faculty), PhD (or equivalent), Other, No degree Q
Free comment   Q
Name The names of all institutions were checked to suppress duplicates ZR + H
Type Five categories of institutions were recognized: Museum, University, Institute, Private, Other institution H
Country   ZR + H
Continent The affiliation of a country to a major area followed the CIA World Factbook data [34] H
Level of the institution Some institutions are subordinate to others, which may (or may not) appear in the address given by the author(s). For each of them, the following information was checked using their web sites:
1: whether the institution is autonomous
2: whether it is subordinate to another institution
3: whether it is subordinate to two other institutions
Subordinating institution Name of the superordinate institution if relevant H
New species
Nomen   ZR
Specimens involved List of the specimens involved H
Allotypes Whether allotypes are designated or not H
Developmental stages Whether numerous developmental stages are involved or not H
Methods used for tree construction Parsimony, Bayesian/maximum likelihood, Distance, Combined methods H
Characters used Morpho-anatomical, Molecular, Bio-acoustic, Karyological, Other H
Specimens used to describe a new species
Number of specimens Number of specimens of each type for each new species H
Kind of specimen Holotype, Syntype, Neotype, Paratype, Other specimen H
Place of collect Collecting locality as stated in the paper, with GPS coordinates if available. Localities were distinguished through their names or through their GPS coordinates. Each locality was referred to a country and a realm whenever possible. The geographical delimitations used are the same as for the publications H
Institution of conservation Institution where specimen(s) is/are kept H
Year of collect   H
Size (cm) For holotypes only H
Sex For holotypes only. Male; Female; Hermaphrodite; Unknown when the information is lacking. Because many authors do not indicate the sex when they use juveniles, we also added the category Juvenile H
  1. H: data added by hand. Q: data from the questionnaire. ZR: data from the Zoological Record online. ZT: data from the Zootaxa website.