[Taxacom] (Fwd) Dichotomous key software

Michael J. Sharkey msharkey at uky.edu
Wed Aug 30 19:23:48 CDT 2006


I think that one of the most serious problems with interactive keys, besides the fact that they are not easily transported into the field, is that most are not anonymously reviewed, as are most published keys. Reviewing for a journal is considered to be a responsibility for members of the scientific community, whereas asking a colleague to look at your key does necessarily elicit a lot of enthusiasm.
   We, as a community, should do something about this, both to improve the quality of web-based products and to give authors credit where it is due.

 Mike Sharkey

Michael Sharkey
Dept. of Entomology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546
msharkey at uky.edu
www.uky.edu/~mjshar0

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