Revisions in theses?

Doug Yanega dyanega at POP.UCR.EDU
Thu Nov 8 09:17:51 CST 2001

Chris Thompson wrote:

>We, here, hence, recommend that all our PhD theses
>contain a disclaimer to ensure that they will not be scientific publication
>under the ICZN.

This is the same clause, I presume, that prevents all the
"synonymies" listed in Poole's "Nomina Insecta Nearctica" from being
validly published - there is an explicit disclaimer in the
introduction to the work.

The other examples of theses that MAY be valid publications point
out, once again, the kind of nasty mess that we compel ourselves to
endure by not requiring registration of new names.

There. I said it. >;-)

It *was* going to be brought up eventually, if the thread continued.


Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
phone: (909) 787-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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         is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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