[Taxacom] are early online publications code-compliant?

Geoffrey Read gread at actrix.gen.nz
Wed Apr 8 18:59:07 CDT 2015

Today I'm looking at an example of non-availability in Wiley's
'Cladistics'.  The article has been online unaltered since mid July 2014,
nine months ago, and is still unassigned to an issue. The pdf has no
publication date, and (of course) is unregistered in ZooBank.  The author
is quite oblivious of any problem I might have in including his intended
four new genera, correctly formally defined, as valid names in WoRMS.

I shall watch this one with interest to see what date the publisher
finally puts on it. Currently the apparent version of record is just
copyright 2014, which is obviously not going to be correct for

This scenario is so easily avoided. However, conversely we know what
happens to rules more ignored than complied with.


On Tue, April 7, 2015 5:14 pm, Frank T. Krell wrote:
> Geoff,
> yes, if there is no evidence for ZooBank registration in an electronic
> paper, it is not available for nomenclatural purposes. The nomenclatural
> acts will be available from the paper publication.
> My paper just dealt with the publication models, assuming that all other
> criteria for availabilities are fulfilled.
> It now becomes increasingly obvious that a large number of editors is
> agnostic towards the criteria of availability. With co-commissioners
> Thomas Paper and Rich Pyle, I am currently preparing a paper explaining
> what the "Works" are that need to be registered in order to be available
> in electronic form.
> Electronic publication for nomenclatural purposes is still new. It is
> expected that everybody needs some time to adapt, and we do what we can to
> help.
> Cheers
> Frank
> Dr. Frank-T. Krell
> Curator of Entomology
> Commissioner, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
> Chair, ICZN ZooBank Committee
> Department of Zoology
> Denver Museum of Nature & Science
> 2001 Colorado Boulevard
> Denver, CO 80205-5798 USA
> Frank.Krell at dmns.org
> Phone: (+1) (303) 370-8244
> Fax: (+1) (303) 331-6492
> http://www.dmns.org/science/museum-scientists/frank-krell
> lab page: http://www.dmns.org/krell-lab
> ________________________________________
> From: Taxacom <taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> on behalf of Geoff Read
> <gread at actrix.gen.nz>
> Sent: Monday, April 6, 2015 11:01 PM
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] are early online publications code-compliant?
> Dear Frank,
> I refer to your p25 "Cambridge’s FirstView articles are available for the
> purposes of zoological nomenclature.".  The problem one for me and others
> at WoRMS is 'Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United
> Kingdom' but I glanced at their 'Bulletin of Entomological Research'.  The
> 'publication model' at Cambridge may potentially conform as regards
> version of record, but as there is no ZooBank registration done by the
> editors, there is no availability until print unless authors are
> sufficiently aware to do it themselves and put it in the MS. Yet to see
> one of those for JMBAUK.
> Cheers,
> Geoff Read
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Taxacom [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of
> Frank T. Krell
> Sent: Tuesday, 7 April 2015 9:49 a.m.
> To: Taxacom (taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu)
> Subject: [Taxacom] are early online publications code-compliant?
> Hi all,
> In the last issue of the Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature I published a
> paper scrutinizing major publishers' models for early online publications,
> i.e. paper published on the web before they get integrated into a journal
> issue. I suggested a solution based on the NISO guidelines for publishers
> on journal article versions. In short, I suggest that if the early online
> publication is the Version of Record, it should be considered the final
> version and nomenclaturally available. The paper can be downloaded here
> (line two from below):
> http://www.dmns.org/science/museum-scientists/frank-krell/krell-lab-entomology-program/updates/online-pre-publications-and-nomenclature/

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