[Taxacom] are journal-ranking algorithms code-compliant?

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Mon Apr 13 18:16:36 CDT 2015


Although I don't disagree with what Fred said, we can nevertheless avoid the problem here by making availability dependent on validation of published descriptions. The descriptions can still be published, as usual, but the new names date from validation.

Stephen

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On Tue, 14/4/15, Fred Schueler <bckcdb at istar.ca> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Taxacom] are journal-ranking algorithms code-compliant?
 To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
 Received: Tuesday, 14 April, 2015, 12:01 PM
 
 Quoting Neal Evenhuis
 <neale at bishopmuseum.org>:
 
 > However, until employers
 (mainly in academia) do away with evaluating
 > their employee taxonomists based on where
 they publish (i.e., high ranking
 >
 journals), many taxonomists will not switch over to this
 zero-ranking
 > registration/repository
 system.
 
 * I'm glad I
 got my unemployable badge before this ranking of  
 individuals by the ranking of the journals in
 which they publish came  
 in. This practice
 has always seemed to me to be an  
 institutionalization of pure stinking cowardice
 - those seeking to  
 violate the
 commandment "judge not, lest ye be judged" rank
 journals  
 by popularity criteria solely
 because they're afraid they (perhaps as  
 administrative trolls luring under academic
 bridges) couldn't  
 understand the work
 of the person they're supposed to be evaluating.  
 They fob the job off on a numerical assessment
 of the journals, and go  
 home to
 supper.
 
 This is a total
 inversion of the taxonomic notion of
 "publication," in  
 which it
 doesn't matter where you publish something, so long as
 it is  
 available.
 
 fred.
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