[Taxacom] Monbiot editorial on academic publishing

Richard Zander Richard.Zander at mobot.org
Tue Aug 30 15:56:26 CDT 2011

Note that the next botanical congress is in China in 2017. I'll bet the
Latin requirement will be "relaxed" to include Latin, English, and
Chinese. After all, twice as many of us speak Chinese as English, don't

All one needs, apparently, is attendance at the Nomenclatural Meetings,
and some vigorous voting to get a language added to the approved list.

Of course such a bet would have to be made in yuan or gold, not dollars
or euros or other funny money. 

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Richard H. Zander
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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Jim Croft
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Monbiot editorial on academic publishing

I am starting to think botanists have made a big mistake in allowing the
publishmentification of new species in English. ;)


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