[Taxacom] Zootaxa appears to be missing an issue online

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Mon Jun 10 20:19:28 CDT 2013

A google search picks up the link to the abstract (http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2005f/z00968f.pdf), so it's no big deal ...

From: Ross Mounce <rcpm20 at bath.ac.uk>
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu 
Cc: zhangz at landcareresearch.co.nz 
Sent: Tuesday, 11 June 2013 12:33 PM
Subject: [Taxacom] Zootaxa appears to be missing an issue online

I couldn't help but notice to my amusement that Zootaxa (online) appears to be missing an issue!

On the list of works published there in 2005: http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/list2005.html

The list includes issues: 971, 970, 969,      967, 966...  but no issue 968

I cross-referenced with Web of Knowledge and found that issue 968 does actually exist(!):

A new species of the genus Odonteus (Coleoptera : Geotrupidae) from northern Pakistan
Author(s): Carpaneto, GM; Mignani, R
Source: ZOOTAXA  Issue: 968  Pages: 1-10  Published: MAY 6 2005

May I suggest that Zootaxa makes this paper Open Access once it is found and made discoverable again, to compensate the poor authors who've had their article made less discoverable for ?who knows? how long.

I see it's listed in the 'by author' webpage: http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/byauthor/c.html
& 'Coleoptera' web page: http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/taxa/Coleoptera.html
but it can't be guaranteed that people will find it via these routes. It wasn't included in some literature evaluation I did a few weeks ago because of this error.

The sooner Zootaxa fully migrates all it's content to the OJS platform (http://biotaxa.org/zootaxa) the better I think...



Ross Mounce
PhD Student (now writing-up!)
Fossils, Phylogeny and Macroevolution Research Group
University of Bath, 4 South Building, Lab 1.07

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