[Taxacom] Proofs for opinion

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Wed Jan 7 19:56:36 CST 2015

No, see Art. 9.9.

Individual Code articles taken in isolation give different answers to the Code taken as a whole. This is part of the problem!


On Thu, 8/1/15, Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Proofs for opinion
 To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
 Received: Thursday, 8 January, 2015, 1:06 PM
 On 1/7/15 3:43 PM,
 Stephen Thorpe wrote:
 > Hi Ken (and
 > 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
 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
 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
 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
 Even if the registration number
 is not visible in the normal viewing 
 of the file or when the work is printed from the file, it is
 to be cited in the work itself
 because the text of the hyperlink can 
 easily be revealed using standard software for
 viewing PDFs. 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. 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. 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 
 could be Code-compliant, others might not, even works 
 published back-to-back in the same place at the
 same time.
 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)
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 in which a careful disorderliness
    is the true method" - Herman Melville,
 Moby Dick, Chap. 82
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