What are we going to do about Copyright?

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Mon Nov 4 16:40:20 CST 1996

At 03:12 PM 11/04/96 -0800, Barbara Ertter wrote:
> To the
>extent that Literature Cited is used to determine the significance of a
>researcher's publications, further credit is lost if even the
>nomenclaturally relevant articles are cited only in the formal synonymy
>paragraphs and omitted from the Literature Cited.

I had never thought of this, but of course it is a crucial point, since
synonymy references never show up in citation analyses. Perhaps editors of
systematics journals should start requiring *all* references to be in the
Literature Cited, including the nomenclatural ones. Otherwise, we are
institutionally devaluing our own work.

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