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

Tony Rees tonyrees49 at gmail.com
Sun May 9 13:55:05 CDT 2021

Thanks, John - I will take that as definitive, then.

Interestingly, when I saw "version of record" in this context, I
interpreted it as " *a* version of *a* record ", i.e. essentially
ephemeral, not realising that it is a defined term in a different context,
meaning " *the* [fixed or immutable] version of *the* record ". Having
dealt with records (i.e. individual data entries) in data systems for many
years, any of which may go through multiple versions, "version of record"
in the data sense was what came to mind - an unfortunate conflation of
meanings here, I am thinking...

Regards - Tony

Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia

On Sun, 9 May 2021 at 21:01, John McNeill <johnm at rom.on.ca> wrote:

> The article to which Tony Rees referred (at
> https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jpy.13155) has
> “Early View
> Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue”
> on the upper right, so it would appear to be effectively published --
> permitting the names therein to be validly published.
> Best wishes, John
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