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

csturmjr at pitt.edu csturmjr at pitt.edu
Tue Feb 2 06:04:38 CST 2010

I would choose the latter. I know one gentleman (in malacology) who is not
formally trained, yet the quality and quantity of his work exceeds some
professionals. He actually takes others to task for inferior scholarship.
I for one would be happy to have collaborated with just one or two of the
people with whom he has published papers. While I am no expert, I have no
doubt that many whom I know (curators, academics) recognize this
individual as an expert.

While such individuals may not be common, they are out there.

> Question.  Does a professional have to have degrees, or can a professional
> be someone recognized by experts in the field as being another expert?
> Robin

Charlie Sturm
Research Associate - Section of Mollusks
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Assistant Professor - Family Medicine
Fellow-American Academy of Family Practice
Fellow-Academy of Wilderness Medicine

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