[Taxacom] FW: Do rogue taxonomists need rogue publishers?

Edward Baker edwbaker at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 1 17:10:46 CST 2010

I don't see any problems (of this nature at least) with electronic-only
publications. Having made my dubious e-only journal it is only a matter of
minutes before I have printed off a handful of copies, sent them to a
handful of colleagues and libraries, and turned it into an e+print journal.

Restricting taxonomic acts to peer-reviewed journals or the notion of a
taxonomic 'driving license' would possibly discourage some of the thriving
amateur communities. In many cases amateurs publishing in small, non
peer-reviewed journals make a significant positive contribution.
Increasingly for certain groups (in entomology at least) they make the
majority (or only) contribution. Any changes that affect this would need
very careful consideration.

Ed Baker

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