Lyubomir Penev graduated Biology at the Univiesty of Sofia and holds a Ph.D. in Ecology at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Now he is Associate Professor of Ecology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia. His main interests over the past 25 years have been the methods of biodiversity study, development of software for biodiversity research and environmental assessment, biogeography, landscape and urban ecology and entomology. He is the author of BIODIV, one of the first specialized software for biodiversity research (Exeter Software, N.Y., 1991) and one of the first computerized bibliographies, CARLIT & CARRUS (1993). He has published more than 60 papers and was co-author or (co)editor of 7 books. In 1992, he established and successfully developed Pensoft Publishers. Within few years, Pensoft has become one of the world’s leading biodiversity publishers with more than 600 books and e-books published so far. In 2008, Pensoft established its first open access journals and in 2010 launched TRIADA – a web-based platform for online editorial managent and publishing books, e-books and open access journals. The flagship open-access journal of Pensoft, ZooKeys, is currently considered as most technologically advanced journal in biodiversity science and has implemented several innovations in digital publishing and dissemination. Dr Penev particpates several innternational research projects as expert or workpackage leader in publication and dissemination of scientific information and web development.