Citing a dissertation

Gomez Luis Diego ldgomez at NS.OTS.AC.CR
Sat Nov 25 07:52:48 CST 1995

The date would be that of the official approval of the dissertation,
meaning by that a completed script that will be defended. Receipt of degree
does not validate or invalidate the information contained. Oftentimes,
such a citation will indicate the year only. However, if there were to be
questions as to priority of a name, more details would be in order.

On Fri, 24 Nov 1995, Richard Jensen wrote:

> My original query seems to have been misunderstood - obviously I did not
> ask the question properly.  If I wish to cite a dissertation in my
> LITERATURE CITED (and I am not using it as the data of effective
> publication for any taxonomic names), do I cite the date as the date the
> dissertation was approved, or the date the degree was awarded?
> I apologize for not being clear - but this has generated some interesting
> commentary!
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