Thesis publications

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Fri Mar 7 07:57:03 CST 1997

It seems to me that the best resolution to this "problem" is one that
preserves the intent of the author. If an author wants the names in a
thesis to be considered published, there should be guidelines for
distribution of the thesis to ensure that it can be found through ordinary
bibliographic channels. If an author desires that names in a thesis *not*
be considered published, so that they may instead be published in refereed
journals, a simple statement to that effect in the thesis should suffice,
regardless of how the thesis is distributed, and without making the names
nomina nuda. Anythin short of this seems to be placing a burden on
*somebody*, and it seems we should want to facilitate taxonomy, not hinder it.

Curtis Clark             
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