[Taxacom] Nomenclatural availability of preliminary electronic versions of taxonomic papers

Frank T. Krell Frank.Krell at dmns.org
Tue Oct 13 16:06:24 CDT 2015


Dear Colleagues,

my paper on the same topic that Dubois et al. suggest to reject is also available on Research Gate and academia.edu:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/274372707_A_mixed_bag_when_are_early_online_publications_available_for_nomenclatural_purposes
https://www.academia.edu/11757528/A_mixed_bag_when_are_early_online_publications_available_for_nomenclatural_purposes

I consider my suggestions a more realistic and workable approach.

All the best

Frank

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-----Original Message-----
From: Taxacom [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Alain Dubois
Sent: Friday, October 09, 2015 6:29 PM
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: [Taxacom] Nomenclatural availability of preliminary electronic versions of taxonomic papers

Dear Colleagues,

We published in the *Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature* a paper dealing with the electronic availability of preliminary versions (so-called 'early
views') of taxonomic papers containing new names or nomenclatural acts.

This paper can be downloaded at:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282651131_Nomenclatural_availability_of_preliminary_electronic_versions_of_taxonomic_papers_in_need_of_a_clear_definition

or

https://www.academia.edu/16552783/Nomenclatural_availability_of_preliminary_electronic_versions_of_taxonomic_papers_in_need_of_a_clear_definition

In this paper, we proposed the creation of a 'label' for journals taking the engagement to publish online only one version of each paper, with its final date, issue number and pagination.

Colleagues, editors and publishers interested in this proposal of label are welcome to contact us at <zoonomina at gmail.com>.

Best wishes,

Alain Dubois

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Professeur Alain Dubois
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Institut Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB) - UMR 7205 Reptiles & Amphibiens CP 30
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France

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