abbreviations for author names [ Scanned for viruses ]

Paul Kirk p.kirk at CABI.ORG
Fri Mar 10 09:30:55 CST 2006

But if you conform to the standard in your field and this is leading to accumulated error where is the justification for this action. Better to rebel and change the standard.


Dr Paul M. Kirk
CABI Bioscience
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Subject: Re: [TAXACOM] abbreviations for author names [ Scanned for
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Did you note which of the one's not giving authors' names indicated a
particular work or works that were used for identification and/or as a
source of names? If people merely copy the citation from a flora or
fauna, it is somewhat misleading (though standard practice) to cite
authors of names - one has not checked the original paper. But I shall
conform to the standards in my field - it is not worth worrying about.

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