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Re: Publication and the Code
As I posted on the SVPOW site:
“In our defense, the Amphicoelias paper currently posted on the
Dinosauria International website is obviously a drafted manuscript
complete with typos, etc., and not a final paper.”
I’m not buying this explanation at all. The paper is clearly dated
September 2010 and has a copyright statement with the date 2010. This
would not be done on a “draft” copy awaiting revisions and for a
“home” for the material to be found.
Nice try, but sorry.
On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 5:36 AM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <email@example.com> wrote:
>> From: owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu [mailto:owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu]
>> On Behalf Of Mike Taylor
>> Note that the manuscript as posted was not intended by the
>> authors to be considered as published. In a comment on
>> Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week, the lead author Henry
>> Galiano wrote that "obviously a drafted manuscript complete
>> with typos, etc., and not a final paper.
>> In fact, no printing or distribution has been attempted. This
>> manuscript was temporarily placed on our website in response
>> to inquiries from reporters interested in writing about the
>> Dana dinosaurs - we thought it an easy way to provide them
>> information - obviously that was a mistake - sorry!"
>> Maybe more importantly he notes that "we are not designating
>> a type for A. brontodiplodocus until a recognized institution
>> is found to house the specimen".
>> The full comment is here:
> And there was much rejoicing!!
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