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

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Mon May 10 12:55:30 CDT 2021

It may be an imperfect situation, but when is it ever perfect? Even when
there was print only publication there was the extensive problem of journal
issues being published in different years to their print date, and all
sorts of other confusions that have sometimes taken decades to sort out,
and maybe not even that as a final determination in some cases.

John Grehan

On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 1:40 PM Richard Pyle via Taxacom <
taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:

> > The current policy is based on great trust in publishers, hoping that
> they will
> > work it out, so as not to suffer reputation damage.
> To some extent, this perspective also extends to "great trust in authors",
> hoping they will be careful when proposing new names so as not to suffer
> reputation damage.  Unfortunately, that doesn't always seem to be a
> reliable way to ensure quality control in scientific nomenclature.
> Aloha,
> Rich
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