[Taxacom] problems in Nature editorial re code compliance

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Thu Jul 21 16:37:07 CDT 2016


Nature (the journal) = high impact, low grade crap! Do you really expect them to get anything right?


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On Thu, 21/7/16, David Campbell <pleuronaia at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: [Taxacom] problems in Nature editorial re code compliance
 To: "taxacom" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
 Received: Thursday, 21 July, 2016, 11:50 PM
 
 http://www.nature.com/news/gotta-name-them-all-how-pok%C3%A9mon-can-transform-taxonomy-1.20275
 reports on efforts to get people going outside to play
 Pokemon Go to take
 pictures of the actual organisms around them as well,
 leading into a
 discussion of what to do if a new taxon is found.  The
 discussion contains
 the conspicuous inaccuracy of claiming that the ICZN code
 formerly required
 species descriptions to be in print academic journals. 
 In print, yes, but
 not restricted to academic journals (and, for that matter,
 it also
 overlooks the CD option).  I'm not able to send a
 comment to Nature, but it
 might be worth pointing out the correction.
 
 On a related note, does anyone know if PLoS One as of 2014
 was compliant
 with ICZN rules for print publication?  PLoS One.
 <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25250663#> 2014
 Sep 24;9(9):e108696.
 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108696. names a new genus and
 subfamily.  The
 names are republished as new this year in without
 explanation of the
 repetition in http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/zoj.12455/abstract
 
 -- 
 Dr. David Campbell
 Assistant Professor, Geology
 Department of Natural Sciences
 Box 7270
 Gardner-Webb University
 Boiling Springs NC 28017
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