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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 18:50:32 +0200
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Subject: Re: ISPN, CPN, and Companion Volume
> The International Society of Phylogenetic Nomenclature DOES exist. > It was inaugurated in Paris and officers were elected. Yes, but it is impossible to join the Society... I thought. > Everyone who participated in the Paris meeting is automatically > a member of the ISPN until the end of this calendar year. This is probably a salomonic solution! :-) > Although the preparation of the companion volume hasn't begun, we a= re > in the process of negotiating a contract with a publisher. In the > U.S. at least, this may be done well before a book is finished, or > even begun. Oh, so Dr de Queiroz was just mentioning his own lack of time, instea= d of a necessity for the discussion to cease... sorry for the misunderstandi= ng!!! :-] > The rank-based codes differ in this regard. The Botanical Code lis= ts > individual people as editors and is cited as Greuter et al., 2000 > (which I find appropriate, given that a large amount of work is > involved for those individuals, who should therefore receive some > credit for it). As was announced in Paris, the editors of the > companion volume will be Kevin, Jacques and myself. Considering the sheer size of the project, and the likely need to fre= quently decide between homonyms, wouldn't it be a good idea to have more edit= ors? Malevolent individuals might also get the following impression: "Hah,= they want to revolutionize nomenclature, and then just three people are involved?". It would be wrong, of course, but I've seen many prejudic= ed minds say such things about different topics in published papers, and= using them as arguments.