[Taxacom] Paper on taxonomic standards in herpetology

Paul Kirk P.Kirk at kew.org
Wed May 15 13:46:26 CDT 2013


peer review is a myth ... :-)

one aims high and if one misses one accepts lower until one hits a journal thats short on it's manuscript quota - I've seen it so many times.

Paul

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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of JF Mate [aphodiinaemate at gmail.com]
Sent: 15 May 2013 19:43
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Paper on taxonomic standards in herpetology

Ah, well this is something I didn´t know about the code, a loophole you
could drive a bus through. Thanks Frank. Now for the follow-up question.
What are chances of closing said loophole? I am certain there are reasons
why it hasn´t happened yet but it is interesting for the more naive like me.

Jason


On 15 May 2013 18:57, <Frank.Krell at dmns.org> wrote:

> "What I don´t understand is how are  Hoser´s names Code compliant if they
> are published in his own, self-edited, non-peer reviewed journal?"
>
> Because peer review is not a requirement for availability, neither is that
> author and editor need to be different persons.
>
> Frank
>
>
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