[Taxacom] Proofs for opinion
dyanega at ucr.edu
Wed Jan 7 18:06:45 CST 2015
On 1/7/15 3:43 PM, Stephen Thorpe wrote:
> Hi Ken (and list):
> Unfortunately, no matter how many people agree that something which they desire is so, it doesn't make it so. The issues here are vastly more complicated.
No, it's simple: if a specific "Early View" publication does not satisfy
Article 8.5 of the Code, nomenclatural acts in it are not available
until the print version of that same work is issued. Most of the
compliance criteria involve registration in ZooBank; print versions do
not require registration, electronic versions DO:
8.5. Works issued and distributed electronically. To be considered
published, a work issued and distributed electronically must
8.5.1. have been issued after 2011,
8.5.2. state the date of publication in the work itself, and
8.5.3. be registered in the /Official Register of Zoological
Nomenclature/ (ZooBank) (see Article 78.2.4
and contain evidence in the work itself that such registration has
Examples. Evidence of registration is given by stating information that
would be known only if the registration has occurred, such as the exact
date of registration or the registration number assigned to the work or
to a new name or nomenclatural act introduced in the work. A work issued
as a PDF may contain the registration number as an embedded hyperlink.
Even if the registration number is not visible in the normal viewing
mode of the file or when the work is printed from the file, it is deemed
to be cited in the work itself because the text of the hyperlink can
easily be revealed using standard software for viewing PDFs.
126.96.36.199. The entry in the /Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature/
must give the name and Internet address of an organization other than
the publisher that is intended to permanently archive the work in a
manner that preserves the content and layout, and is capable of doing
so. This information is not required to appear in the work itself.
188.8.131.52. The entry in the /Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature/
must give an ISBN for the work or an ISSN for the journal containing the
work. The number is not required to appear in the work itself.
184.108.40.206. An error in stating the evidence of registration does not make
a work unavailable, provided that the work can be unambiguously
associated with a record created in the /Official Register of Zoological
Nomenclature/ before the work was published.
Examples. The following are examples of admissible errors: In preparing
a manuscript an author accidentally deletes the final digit of the
registration number. An author states the wrong date of registration
forgetting that ZooBank uses Coordinated Universal Time rather than
local time. An author registers two works that are in review for
publication and accidentally uses the same ZooBank number in both
The following are examples of inadmissible errors: An author, in
preparing a manuscript for publication, states that days date for the
registration date, intending to register it later that day but
forgetting to do so. The author discovers the omission after the work is
published and immediately registers it; because registration occurred
after publication, the work is not available. A publisher discovers
errors in a work and reissues it to correct those errors, but instead of
registering the new edition, uses the original ZooBank number; the
revised edition is not available because it was not separately registered.
In most cases, the registration of works in ZooBank is the
responsibility of the author, not the publisher, so the method of
publication is (in and of itself) not entirely relevant. Some Early View
publications could be Code-compliant, others might not, even works
published back-to-back in the same place at the same time.
Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314 skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
"There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82
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