Thesis publications

Joan Thorne jthorne at YORK.BIOSIS.ORG
Mon Mar 10 16:29:42 CST 1997

As stated in our message of March 03, sent by Judy Howcroft, theses
are included in Zoological Record only if they appear to be
conventionally published and therefore, as far as can be determined,
publicly available.

This policy was introduced as a means of dealing consistently with
all theses no matter what their source or country of origin. However
from recent comments it seems that all theses from at least Sweden
and The Netherlands should be regarded as 'properly published' in
the sense of the Code. This has prompted us to look again at our
current policy but before we consider any significant changes we
would reiterate Sven Kullander's request for information about the
practice relating to thesis publication in other countries.  We
would certainly find such information extremely useful and would be
happy to summarize the results for the list in general.

A final thought; it is obvious that even if we were to broaden our
policy it would be of little value unless we were able to obtain the
theses for indexing.  Would the community be prepared to help by
lending/sending us copies of published theses containing new and
changed names?

Joan Thorne

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