Thesis publications

John McNeill johnm at ROM.ON.CA
Fri Mar 7 21:08:42 CST 1997

Amen!   John McNeill
From: John McNeill, Director Emeritus, Royal Ontario Museum,
      100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6, Canada.
      Tel. and fax # 416-586-5744  e-mail: johnm at

>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    
>Biological Sciences Department                  Voice: (909) 869-4062
>California State Polytechnic University, Pomona  FAX:  (909) 869-4078
>Pomona CA 91768-4032  USA                       jcclark at

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