[Taxacom] cautionary tale on molecular vouchers (Vitor F. O. Miranda)

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Sat Aug 19 12:48:30 CDT 2017

If I had made it clear at the time, the article itself stated deposition of
the specimens. The problem of non-deposition is not confined to molecular
studies. It would seem impractical to hold journals accountable. Perhaps
the only way would be for all journals to agree not to publish until
receive receipt of type deposition from the collection concerned. This
might cause some considerable delay. As an example, I had a type to be
deposited in a country where the only viable way was for a person to hand
deliver, but before that there was a considerable delay first in making
contact to arrange receiving that person. It was finally sorted out, but I
think it took about a year to finalize. Like a lot of things in taxonomy,
it is probably just a matter of leaving the intentions in the hands of the
authors and hoping for the best.

John Grehan


On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 1:37 PM, TAD <tim.dickinson at utoronto.ca> wrote:

> Is it something to consider, naming and shaming the journals publishing
> non-reproduceable science? Consensus seems to be that both editors *and*
> reviewers are at fault.
> ---tad.
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