[Taxacom] e-only publication for zoology, starts today
Paul van Rijckevorsel
dipteryx at freeler.nl
Fri Sep 7 04:25:23 CDT 2012
There is a very simple explanation: I am better at reading
than you are. There are indeed two ways to read this (and
perhaps even more than two, for somebody even better
versed at reading).
It is much the same thing as "The name is written with a
capital initial letter". This can be read as meaning that
unless a name is written with a capital initial letter it does
not meet the requirements for valid publication. Yet the
botanical Code makes this a mandatory requirement
regularly (e.g. Art. 16.1), without it being an obstacle
for valid publication. As a fail safe, in Art. 20.1, a
"(see Art. 60.2)" has been added which qualifies this
somewhat. Such Rules exist in the here and now.
It says "The entry ... must give ..." which can be literally
read to mean that the entry must give .... This without
jumping to the conclusion that at the time of publication
the entry had to meet that requirement, all that was
required at the time of publication was that it
"be registered". If the entry, now, does not meet the
requirement, it must be corrected, now. After this has
been done, it will comply with the Amendment. And indeed,
entries have been altered after the fact, to include Internet
addresses, so this does reflect real practice.
I did not say that it cannot be read the way you do, but
it isn't the only way to read this.
----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Thorpe
To: Paul van Rijckevorsel ; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Cc: deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] e-only publication for zoology, starts today
I am not sure where you are going (or coming from) with this? I thought my previous post was clear, but here it is again:
8.5. Works issued and distributed electronically. To be considered published, a work issued and distributed electronically must
8.5.1. have been issued after 2011,
8.5.2. state the date of publication in the work itself, and
8.5.3. be registered in the Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature (ZooBank) (see Article 78.2.4) and contain evidence in the work itself that such registration has occurred.
18.104.22.168. The entry in the Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature must give the name and Internet address of an organization other than the publisher that is intended to permanently archive the work in a manner that preserves the content and layout, and is capable of doing so. This information is not required to appear in the work itself.
22.214.171.124. The entry in the Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature must give an ISBN for the work or an ISSN for the journal containing the work. The number is not required to appear in the work itself.
126.96.36.199. An error in stating the evidence of registration does not make a work unavailable, provided that the work can be unambiguously associated with a record created in the Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature before the work was published.
There aren't two ways to read this! The fact that 188.8.131.52 is subordinate to 8.5.3 (with the consequence that the work itself must contain evidence that 184.108.40.206 was satisfied), plus the fact that 220.127.116.11 was pretty much an impossibility to satisfy before 4 Sep 2012 (which is conclusive counterevidence), means that nothing registered before that date can be a valid publication unless you are Dr. Who and can jump into your Tardis to go back in time ...
to reiterate, the work itself must contain evidence that ZooBank registration satisfying 8.5.3 (and therefore 18.104.22.168) *has occurred*. If the work was issued before 4 Sep 2012, then how can it, when 22.214.171.124 was impossible to satisfy before 4 Sep 2012???
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