[Taxacom] human involvement (was Re: BioNames)

Walker, Ken kwalker at museum.vic.gov.au
Mon Jun 3 17:43:34 CDT 2013


>Well, certainly one BIG disincentive for fixing errors in other people's work is if they then obliterate all trace of the error and who pointed it out to them!

But this happens every day with peer reviewed publications. I am the taxonomic editor for a journal and what I see submitted is often quite different to what is published but none of the readers know that. The most credit received is sometimes a comment in the acknowledgments section "and the two anonymous referees."

Ken

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On 04/06/2013, at 8:29 AM, "Stephen Thorpe" <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

> Well, certainly one BIG disincentive for fixing errors in other people's work is if they then obliterate all trace of the error and who pointed it out to them!


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