Where would you go in South/Central America? Oct 27, 2020 8:42:58 GMT -8
Post by exoticimports on Oct 27, 2020 8:42:58 GMT -8
Zootaxa papers are available online, but they also provide printed copies to a specified number of libraries to comply with the ICZN Code requirements for publications. Many online only journals also completely comply with the 2012 amendment to the ICZN Code, so that even though they only publish electronically without any paper copies they are also Code compliant and all nomentlatural acts in their papers are validly published.
No-one can unilaterally refuse to accept publications which comply with the ICZN Code, whether in paper or electronic form.
Good to know. My most recent experience is a decade ago when a colleague got tired of waiting for a "name brand" publication to publish a new description, and when he went with ZooTaxa there was "criticism" that ZooTaxa wasn't valid. I'm presuming that most or all of the scientific community has come on board.
I need to find a list of publications that comply with ICZN code; I was reading a paper (by an acknowledged expert) last week in an online publication and was surprised that the publication/paper subject matters struck me as out of alignment. But perhaps it's another case of tiring of the wait, or making a statement about the "name brand" publications, I don't know and didn't ask.