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

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Mon May 10 01:07:32 CDT 2021

Presumably this has something to do with "on record"
"on the record", "for the record", used by officials
when saying something to journalists that is official,
and to be quoted.

As opposed to "off the record", said informally, and
not to be quoted.


Op 09/05/2021 om 20:55 schreef Tony Rees:
> 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
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> On Sun, 9 May 2021 at 21:01, John McNeill <johnm at rom.on.ca 
> <mailto:johnm at rom.on.ca>> wrote:
>     The article to which Tony Rees referred (at
>     https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jpy.13155
>     <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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