[Taxacom] e-publication of EarlyView: clarification needed

Frank.Krell at dmns.org Frank.Krell at dmns.org
Wed Sep 12 08:56:28 CDT 2012


If an electronic 'pre-publication' is the version of record, i.e. the version that the publisher delivers to an archive, then it is published and available in the sense of he Amendment. Wiley-Blackwell, for example, only publishes (or 'pre-publishes' - what an awkward term) final versions (versions of record). They are available with the date of their publication (or 'pre-publication'). Other publishers publish accepted manuscripts, uncorrected proofs etc. (which I as an author would find pretty annoying). Those preliminary versions are not published in the sense of the Amendment.
Pagination and volume/issue number are not considered content, but metadata of the work. If they change, they do not change the work. Their change does not violate the requirement of immutability ('fixed content') of the work.
I pleaded to have this clarified in the the Amendment but this was considered unnecessary for the time being - the beauty of committee work.


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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Lyubomir Penev [lyubo.penev at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 3:35 AM
To: Stephen Thorpe
Cc: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu; Zhi-Qiang Zhang; Peter Cranston
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] e-publication of EarlyView: clarification needed

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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> Co-editor Systematic Entomology
> http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/cranston.html
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