[Taxacom] Zootaxa Re: Monbiot editorial on academic publishing

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Wed Aug 31 02:31:53 CDT 2011

I usually don't rush to the defence, but let's keep in mind that Zootaxa:

1. Has transformed taxonomic publishing in zoology

2. Is not a major operation like Elsevier/Wiley/Springer. Adding DOIs (which I'm a huge fan of and have prodded Zhi-Qiang Zhang to consider on several occasions) requires resources (such as depositing article metadata in specific formats) that aren't abundant.

3. Is published in New Zealand, so would the fellow Kiwi's knock off the moaning and instead celebrate another thing that is  "World Class in New Zealand" ;)


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