NATURE to save taxonomy! - further thoughts

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Sun Jun 9 22:55:45 CDT 2002

At 19:07 2002-06-09, Richard Pyle wrote:
>Given how much more meaningful the *published* descriptions
>are, compared to the "preprint" version, I'm at an even further loss as to
>what, exactly, the purpose of their planned new policy really is.

I wonder if they are still caught up in the GenBank model, where sequences
are expected to be submitted prior to (and often as a condition of)
publication. If so, they are totally clueless about taxonomic publication,
and it would be best if taxonomists refrained from publishing new names there.

Curtis Clark        
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