[Taxacom] e-publication of EarlyView: clarification needed

Lyubomir Penev lyubo.penev at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 04:35:23 CDT 2012

OK, but... are the so called "pre-prints" or "early-view" articles valid
according to the Amendment to the Code?

I believe, not!

Best regards,

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:24 AM, Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
> wrote:

> Hi Peter,
> Then my strong advice would be to assign volume/issue and final pagination
> before putting articles up EarlyView. That way, nothing need change at all
> when the print edition happens (and I would advise against quoting the
> print publication date in the article itself, after the EarlyView version
> is up - best to just quote it on the editorial pages of the issue). Also,
> please note that all articles will need to be registered in ZooBank in
> advance of EarlyView (but not the new names), so that you can quote the
> LSID on the article itself, along with the online publication date (in the
> article itself, not just on the associated web page). During registration,
> you will have to nominate an online archive, but there is no actual
> requirement to actually archive anything!! Without following this process,
> nothing will count ...
> Cheers, Stephen
> From: Peter Cranston <pscranston at gmail.com>
> To: Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
> Cc: Richard Pyle <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org>; "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu"
> <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>; Zhi-Qiang Zhang <
> ZhangZ at landcareresearch.co.nz>
> Sent: Wednesday, 12 September 2012 8:17 PM
> Subject: Re: e-publication of EarlyView: clarification needed
> The EarlyView article in Systematic Entomology (and all other RES
> publications) is final and unalterable. Our Wiley advice is that the
> facility is not preliminary in any sense. Prior to the code emendment we
> did not make any date-sensitive taxonomic decisions 'available'
> electronically. Now we propose to do so.  Pete
> On 12 September 2012 16:28, Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
> wrote:
> Hi Rich (CC Peter Cranston, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, and Taxacom),
> >Please can you clarify something for us? Some journals, like Systematic
> Entomology, for example, publish EarlyView articles ahead of the print
> edition (
> http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-3113/earlyview).
> >These articles are not assigned to an issue, nor do they have their final
> pagination, but are in all other ways, it seems, final versions. The
> amendment states:
> >21.8.3. Some works are accessible online in preliminary versions before
> the publication date of the final version. Such advance electronic access
> does not advance the date of publication of a work, as preliminary versions
> are not published (Article 9.9).
> >It is a little unclear to me if EarlyView articles like those mentioned
> above, count as final versions before assignment to an issue and final
> pagination? It seems to me that they should count as final versions,
> because there doesn't have to be a print edition any more, and a true
> e-only journal need not be structured in volumes/issues. Ironically, if you
> do consider the electronic and print editions to be effectively different
> journals, then the EarlyView articles are final versions, but if you don't,
> then the version changes when the print version is finally published ...
> >Cheers,
> >Stephen
> --
> Pete Cranston
> Emeritus Professor UCD, California
> Adjunct Professor ANU, Australia
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