Hi all,
In the last issue of the Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature I published a paper scrutinizing major publishers' models for early online publications, i.e. paper published on the web before they get integrated into a journal issue. I suggested a solution based on the NISO guidelines for publishers on journal article versions. In short, I suggest that if the early online publication is the Version of Record, it should be considered the final version and nomenclaturally available. The paper can be downloaded here (line two from below):

Brave new world of publishing...


Dr. Frank-T. Krell
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