[Taxacom] Vital study of an organism on planet Earth

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sat Jun 16 00:37:53 CDT 2012

the doi works ... gets you to the abstract OK, but the abstract doesn't tell you much ...

From: Geoffrey Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz>
To: Neal Evenhuis <neale at bishopmuseum.org> 
Cc: "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> 
Sent: Saturday, 16 June 2012 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Vital study of an organism on planet Earth

Oh Neal, sorry, but don't worry. That was partly the point of the sarcasm.
I'll test it out later at home, but if you can't get to a free abstract
from a DOI, then the journal probably ought not to be doing it that way.
Obviously more obtuse than I thought.

Try: http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/11-1448.1

(Actually another thing that puzzles me is why one can't look up something
to find the publisher when there's a bad DOI)


On Sat, June 16, 2012 4:43 pm, Neal Evenhuis wrote:
> I sure hope the style I ran into does NOT catch on.
> I think the person posting assumed we all subscribe to this journal or can
> get it for free through some library subscription -- but the link I got
> asked me to pay $20 for it.
> The style of open access might be preferred if one posts to an online list
> of world subscribers who may not subscribe to that particular journal ....
> I'm just sayin' ..
> -Neal
> ________________________________________
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Geoff Read
> [gread at actrix.gen.nz]
> Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 6:21 PM
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: [Taxacom] Vital study of an organism on planet Earth
> Sorry, the title, abstract and even the keywords won't give away what it's
> about. But if you have access and you go to page 2 at the bottom we
> promise that there will be a taxon name mentioned, and you then can decide
> whether you are further interested.  And living things all really work the
> same way, don't they, same basic principles, so it's not as if doing that
> will waste anyone's time.
> http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/11-1448.1
> We hope this style catches on.
> Sincerely,
> The authors


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