[Taxacom] iSpecies with Wikipedia

Barry Oconnor bmoc at umich.edu
Mon Mar 31 12:59:08 CDT 2008

On Mar 31, 2008, at 1:29 PM, Doug Yanega wrote:

> ... ZooTaxa is a journal, but also largely digital. About
> the ONLY differences between ZooTaxa and what folks like Rich and I
> are talking about are (1) ZooTaxa is run by a publisher outside of
> the taxonomic community; myself, I believe the taxonomic community
> needs to organize into a single umbrella society and take
> responsibility for its own publishing, to eliminate copyright as an
> issue once and for all. ...

Actually, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, who publishes ZooTaxa, is a well respected  
mite systematist who has published a large number of taxonomic  
papers. He is hardly "outside" the taxonomic community. - Barry

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