[Taxacom] Just checking - effective publication in botany - "early view" example...

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sat May 8 16:39:07 CDT 2021

 Hi Tony,After having considered nomenclatural issues like this for 20 years now, I have come to the conclusion that such details as precise publication dates only need to be determined if they become relevant to a specific problem (e.g. if synonymy arises, involving two publications that are within the same range of possible publication dates). Bear in mind that citation of date as part of a taxonomic name is optional, so I really am of the opinion now that it should be left off, but the name linked directly to a standard bibliographical reference to the original publication. Then, anyone who really wants to determine the precise effective publication date can do so, but I expect it will rarely arise. This way, we can speed up the documentation of useful information on taxa, without wasting unnecessary time of irrelevant small details. Just my opinion ...Cheers,Stephen
    On Sunday, 9 May 2021, 09:22:23 am NZST, Tony Rees via Taxacom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:  
 Dear Taxacomers, I am interested in the valid publication (yes/no) of
botanical names in a journal "early view" online - in particular the new
algal class Olisthodiscophyceae as published in Journal of Phycology "Early
View" at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jpy.13155 . From
my reading of the ICNafp (Shenzhen Code, 2018) the new name/s published
therein should be validly published, no? Relevant ICN articles and text

*29.1.* Publication is effected, under this *Code,* by distribution of
printed matter (through sale, exchange, or gift) to the general public or
at least to scientific institutions with generally accessible libraries.
Publication is also effected by distribution on or after 1 January 2012 of
electronic material in Portable Document Format (PDF; see also Art. 29.3
<https://www.iapt-taxon.org/nomen/pages/main/art_29.html#Art29.3>and Rec.
29A.1 <https://www.iapt-taxon.org/nomen/pages/main/art_29.html#Rec29A.1>)
in an online publication with an International Standard Serial Number
(ISSN) or an International Standard Book Number (ISBN).

*30.2.* An electronic publication is not effectively published if there is
evidence within or associated with the publication that its content is
merely preliminary and was, or is to be, replaced by content that the
publisher considers final, in which case only the version with that final
content is effectively published.

*Ex.* *2.* *“Rodaucea”* was published in a paper first placed online on 12
January 2012 as a PDF document accessible through the website of the
journal *Mycologia* (ISSN 0027-5514, print; ISSN 1557-2436, online). That
document had a header stating “In Press”, and on the journal website it was
qualified as “Preliminary version”, which is clear evidence that it was not
considered by the publisher as final. Because the final version of the
document appeared simultaneously online and in print, a correct citation of
the name is: *Rodaucea *W. Rossi & Santam. in Mycologia 104 (print and
online): 785. 11 Jun 2012.

*Ex.* *3.* *“Lycopinae”* appeared in a paper first placed online on 26
April 2012 as an “Advance Access” PDF document accessible through the
website of the *American Journal of Botany* (ISSN 0002-9122, print; ISSN
1537-2197, online). Because the journal website stated (May 2012) “AJB
Advance Access articles … have not yet been printed or posted online by
issue” and “minor corrections may be made before the issue is released”,
this was evidently not considered the final version by the publisher. The
name *Lycopinae* B. T. Drew & Sytsma was validly published in Amer. J. Bot.
99: 945. 1 May 2012, when the printed volume containing it was effectively

*Ex.* *4.* The paper (in S. African J. Bot. 80: 63–66; ISSN 0254-6299) in
which the name *Nanobubon hypogaeum* J. Magee appeared was effectively
published online as a PDF document on 30 March 2012 in its “final and fully
citable” form, prior to publication of the printed version (May 2012).
Papers that appeared online in the same journal under the heading “In Press
Corrected Proof” are not effectively published because the journal website
clearly stated “Corrected proofs: articles that contain the authors’
corrections. Final citation details, e.g. volume/issue number, publication
year and page numbers, still need to be added and the text might change
before final publication.”

*Note* *1*. An electronic publication may be a final version even if
details, e.g. volume, issue, article, or page numbers, are to be added or
changed, provided that those details are not part of the content (see Art.
30.3 <https://www.iapt-taxon.org/nomen/pages/main/art_30.html#Art30.3>).

*30.3.* Content of an electronic publication includes that which is visible
on the page, e.g. text, tables, illustrations, etc., but it excludes
volume, issue, article, and page numbers; it also excludes external sources
accessed via a hyperlink or URL (Uniform Resource Locator).

Thanks in advance for any comments on this particular published work,

Regards - Tony

Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
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