[Taxacom] e-publication of EarlyView: clarification needed

Paul Kirk p.kirk at cabi.org
Wed Sep 12 05:51:28 CDT 2012


Jim, the mycologist are just about to do this ... it's called REGISTRATION

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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Jim Croft
Sent: 12 September 2012 11:48
To: Roderic Page
Cc: TAXACOM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] e-publication of EarlyView: clarification needed

I like your option 3. An ID for the protologue (or whatever you guys call that thing) would be just perfect.

jim

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 7:54 PM, Roderic Page <r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear Markku,
>
> I
> On 12 Sep 2012, at 10:32, Markku Savela wrote:
>
>> On 09/12/2012 12:12 PM, Roderic Page wrote:
>>> Why the obsession with pagination? If an article is online and has a
>>> DOI then it's published. Use the DOI to refer to the article.
>>> CrossRef has tools which can take a DOI and tell you when the
>>> article went online (and, indeed, when it was printed if that's
>>> applicable), and also whether the article has been updated
>>> (seehttp://www.crossref.org/crossmark/  ).
>>
>> If you have a 100+ page monograph of something, containing
>> descriptions of new taxa, what do you use to generate a direct link
>> to the location within the document that contains the description?
>
>
> I think this is a separate question. If the goal is to link a name to a publication, then we use a publication-level identifier (e.g., DOI or, say, ISBN).
>
> If we want links to individual descriptions then there are a few options:
>
> 1. page number (if exists)
>
> 2. location in document (e.g., we could imagine using XML paths for
> recent articles)
>
> 3. we could imagine eventually having parts of a document having their
> own identifiers (PLoS does this already for figures)
>
> 4. fulltext search (if the text is available)
>
> All of these are approaches to linking a name to a description, but I'd argue that is a different question to linking a name to its publication.
>
> Regards
>
> Rod
>
>
>>
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