[Taxacom] electronic publication only passed in Botany
agosti at amnh.org
Tue Jul 19 21:09:15 CDT 2011
Completed version of the language of the amendment to article 29, that
specifies that other format than PDF (PDF/A is recommended in
recommendation 29A proposition A) could be possible.
"Publication is effected (..) Publication is also effected by electronic
distribution of material in Portable Document Format or a successor
international standard format communicated by the General Committee (PDF,
see also Rec. 29A.0) in a on online serial journal with an International
Standard Serial Number (ISSN). [no guarantee for the exact language]"
Unfortunately, XML NLM/NCBI DTD has not been mentioned that would allow
data mining and reuse - but then this might come up and be communicated in
> At the Nomenclator Section Meeting at the International Botanical Congress
> the decision passed, that e-only publications will be valid as of January
> 2012. The amendment passed by an overwhelming majority, well beyond the
> requested 60% yes vote.
> This decision is contingent upon the confirmation by the IBC on Saturday
> July 30.
> The language that passed is
> Article 29
> Publication is effected (..) Publication is also effected by electronic
> distribution of material in Portable Document Format (PDF, see also Rec.
> 29A.0) in a on online serial journal with an International Standard Serial
> Number (ISSN). [no guarantee for the exact language]
> An amendment to include 10 hard copies has been turned down.
> Donat Agosti and Lyubomir Penev
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