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Re: weird jurassic dinobird with very weird feathers

I've written up something following from this announcement, mostly related to 
questions of what counts as a publication, at 


        Christopher Taylor

----- Original Message -----
From: "Denver Fowler" <df9465@yahoo.co.uk>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Tuesday, 30 September, 2008 9:27:12 AM GMT +08:00 Perth
Subject: Re: weird jurassic dinobird with very weird feathers

Wow. Wow. Wow... and I don't mean the fossil. What a bizarre way to publish 
anything. Is this the end of peer review? This is not a pre-print archive; it's 
pre-review... I can understand the appeal of such formats, and it's commendable 
that the authors are prepared to put this out on the web ahead of publication, 
but I find it bizarre that Nature, of all places, is advocating previewing 
research, when they embargo you talking about your research if you want it 
published in Nature. Does this mean that anything put on Nature precedings 
cannot consequently be published in Nature?

So is it appropriate to discuss something that has not even been reviewed, or 
published? Apparently you can cite this resource, if you read Nature's help 
guide to what 'precedings' is.. Is this going to be a place where everyone puts 
their SVP presentations?



Denver Fowler

----- Original Message ----
From: evelyn sobielski <koreke77@yahoo.de>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Monday, 29 September, 2008 18:17:00
Subject: Re: weird jurassic dinobird with very weird feathers

> Wow. Wow. Wow!!!

Archie's cousin twice or so removed.

What a find.

It will prove most useful for whoever will update Senter's big coelurosaur