[Taxacom] Taxonomy Anarchy

Jaakko Hyvönen jaakko.hyvonen at helsinki.fi
Fri Jun 2 04:38:14 CDT 2017


I dare to doubt that THESE kind of papers will be highly cited, rather they will simply fall into oblivion. My point was the lack of expertise of editors/editorial board in terms of taxonomy when these kind of silly articles are submitted and eventually published, repeatedly, all the best, jaakko




> On 02 Jun 2017, at 12:11, Wolfgang Wuster <w.wuster at bangor.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
> Uwe nailed it.
> 
> Personally, I feel this should be responded to, and would be happy to sign any response.
> 
> Cheers,
> Wolfgang
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Taxacom [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Uwe Fritz
> Sent: 02 June 2017 09:34
> To: jaakko.hyvonen at helsinki.fi; dyanega at ucr.edu
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> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Taxonomy Anarchy
> 
> Such papers get highly cited. Further questions?
> 
>>>> Hyvönen, Jaakko T 06/02/17 5:47 AM >>>
> how come these kind of silly proposals get repeatedly published in
> high-profile journals? perhaps this is something that deserved to be
> also mentioned, politely
> ;-), in the rebuttal?
> 
> all the best, and let´s continue to try to keep our knowledge about
> biological diversity organized, jaakko
> 
> 
> 
> On 02 Jun 2017, at 01:59, Doug Yanega > wrote:
> 
> On 6/1/17 3:37 PM, Richard Pyle wrote:
> I began drafting a rebuttal Correspondence note to Nature before I was
> even finished reading the article.  I'm glad to see I'm not the only one
> who had a similar reaction.
> 
> If you want potential co-authors, there are a LOT of people posting
> about this in other places, including FaceBook, and some have already
> been asking others about co-authoring rebuttals. Might be productive to
> try to coordinate, and I can possibly help connect people, including
> people involved in conservation ecology.
> 
> Realistically, all it would likely require is one Google Doc whose link
> can be given out to potential co-authors, selectively.
> 
> Peace,
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