[Taxacom] Zootaxonomy publishing

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Mon Feb 8 22:13:04 CST 2010

Hi, Stephen.

I suppose I should have declared an interest: I'm a ZooKeys [not Zootaxa] editor and I'm very keen on the added goodies that ZooKeys offers. And there's PhytoKeys, too. But my post was a spin-off of the e-only thread, because when Zootaxa and other taxonomic journals don't have to print their articles and ship paper around the world, their costs will go down. They may be able to publish more. If it's a lot more, then the one-or-a-few-journals model may become a practical way to broaden the quality control that already exists in zootaxonomy publishing. (Note that Zootaxa rejection rate...)
Dr Robert Mesibov
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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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