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Re: New publication: Notes on Early Mesozoic Theropods by Robert Gay



This article is not open source, it is behind a paywall.

On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 10:57 PM,  <mhanson54@comcast.net> wrote:
> From Gay 2010:
> "My decision to publish in this venue has also been influenced by the
> thoughts of Andy Farke and others involved in "open source" paleontology.
> When one submits a paper to a journal, the author gives up their claim to
> copyright on the material while the journal publisher makes money on
> publication and distribution. While profit is not my motive, the
> distribution of knowledge is, I do however wish to retain my copyright on my
> work."
>
> On 6/6/10 00:38, Tim Williams wrote:
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>> My previous post was chewed up by the [SNIP] demon... here is the complete
>> paragraph:
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>> "However, returning to Kayentavenator, if somebody attaches a different
>> name to the same type specimen, and Rob Gay asserts his name to be valid,
>> then it will be an issue for the ICZN to decide.  Until then, it will be up
>> to paleontologists to decide for themselves whether or not to acknowledge
>> Kayentavenator as a valid genus.  As Dan puts it: "If Lulu Press is a valid
>> outlet for nomenclatorial acts, then our lives have become immensely
>> simpler."  I agree with Dan that it's perplexing that the description was
>> not simply re-submitted to a scientific journal, which would make
>> Kayentavenator iron-clad from a nomenclatural perspective.  This
>> "self-publication" route is a can of worms.  In a perfect world, the ICZN
>> would shut down this loop-hole entirely."
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