[Taxacom] human involvement (was Re: BioNames)

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 05:42:16 CDT 2013


Modify to "Lack of credit is mitigated by getting paid for peer review
'presumably' done in paid work time". Otherwise not.

John Grehan


On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Stephen Thorpe
<stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>wrote:

> The difference presumably being that peer review is often done in paid
> work time. Lack of credit is mitigated by getting paid ...
>
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> To: Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
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> >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
>
> Sent from my iPad
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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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