[Taxacom] Start of online early

Richard Zander Richard.Zander at mobot.org
Tue Sep 25 14:23:44 CDT 2012

Thanks for the url of the ICN portion on effective publication.

Note that it says in part
"Ex. 4.  The paper (in S. African J. Bot. 80: 63-66; ISSN 0254-6299) in
which the name Nanobubon hypogaeum J. Magee appears was effectively
published online as a PDF document on 30 March 2012 in its "final and
fully citable" form, prior to publication of the printed version (May

Well I looked up the place of effective publication and could only find
the May version, see url below. Maybe the March version (which should be
labeled as MARCH) is available in PDF (costs too much to find out) but I
doubt it. Since there is no "fully citable" extant copy of the March
version, it was effectively published in May, not March contrary to Ex.
4. Maybe.


Well, sure if there is a separate doppleganger journal, that's


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> Aha. I have found the original proposal in Taxon 60: 243-286. 2011.
> sentence (assuming they appear in the final version when published as
> ICN, is:
> "30.6. An electronic publication is not effectively published if there
> is evidence that it is merely a preliminary version that was, or is to
> be, replaced by a version that the publisher considers final, in which
> case only that final version is effectively published." 
> Thus, a preprint as an early-online version is NOT an effective way to
> publish a new name. Even if there is a date on the e-publication.

As John McNeill communicated recently, the relevant part 
of the Melbourne Code is available at

And as the website of The Bryologist shows
(http://www.bioone.org/loi/bryo), there is a complete 
e-journal (with ISSN) and I see no reason not to accept
any finalized PDF, even if it appears before the journal is 

For example, http://www.bioone.org/toc/bryo/115/3
this issue now has three papers, with the rest to follow.
Each finalized paper is effectively published as it appears



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