[Taxacom] e-only publication for zoology, starts today
adamcot at cscoms.com
Fri Sep 7 17:15:58 CDT 2012
One thing that seems rather unclear in the amendment is the wording of
"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."
Why wasn't the "evidence" required more clearly specified in the article? It
seems clear that it is insufficient just to state in the publication that
registration has taken place, but who decides whether the "evidence" is
sufficient to comply with the article? I would have thought that a clearer
definition would be useful, such as quoting in the paper the registration
number or URL of the registration.
One other thing that has occurred to me is that it seems that the door has
been opened for anyone to write a paper, register the nomenclatural acts and
publication, apply for an ISBN number, include the relevant information in
the paper, convert it to pdf and distribute it by e-mail or on a website. Is
there anything to stop someone from doing just that?
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