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

John Noyes j.noyes at nhm.ac.uk
Fri Oct 16 04:10:17 CDT 2015


Hi Frank,

I still am strongly opposed to any form of early publication/prepublication of taxonomic papers that are not identical in all ways to the final version for reasons I have stated previously. The publishers seem to be completely unaware of the problems. We should not need to have a listing of journals/publishers who offer early forms of publications with an opinion as to the availability of nomenclatural acts published within them. This just complicates matters even more. The simplest way around this is not to publish nomenclatural acts in any of these  journals. After all, if some journals (Zootaxa, ZooKeys) get it right why not all of them? The Code is complex enough as it is without making it worse. Let's try to keep it simple(r).

John

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-----Original Message-----
From: Taxacom [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Frank T. Krell
Sent: 13 October 2015 22:06
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Nomenclatural availability of preliminary electronic versions of taxonomic papers

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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