Hi Frank et al. Interesting! Here is some correspondence between me and people at Taylor and Francis last year regarding the same issue: Dear Charles, Thank you for the clarification. Declaring the early-view version the publication of record does solve the problem of nomina nuda and precludes the possibility of people scooping authors by publishiing in some rapid turnaround online journal between the time of release of the early view article and the paper version. That makes sense. However, I note that not every article in Systematics and Biodiversity indicates the "first publication online" date for example, in the most recent issue 12(1), neither the article by Streicher et al. on frogs (which designates lectotypes) nor the article by Heinicke et al. on geckos (which describes new genera) indicates the first publication date (these were the reference papers I was looking at when I made my observations about the journal in the previous email). These are undoubtedly just oversights other papers in this issue do state the date of online publication. At any rate, as long as the date of first (online) publication is consistently indicated in the printed version, then there is no nomenclatural problem. As to the embarrassingly extensive corrigenda to our paper, really we have no one to blame but ourselves for failing to proofread more carefully. Thanks for your prompt reply, Andy Brower Professor Andrew V. Z. Brower Evolution and Ecology Group Dept. of Biology, Box 60 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN 37132 (615) 898-2064 From: <Whalley>, Charles <[log in to unmask]> Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:26 AM To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, Andrew Brower <[log in to unmask]> Cc: "Taylor, Zoe" <[log in to unmask]>, "Marks, Ailsa" <[log in to unmask]>, Elliot Shubert <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Corrigendum for Systematics and Biodiversity - ICZN code Dear Andy and Keith (if I may), Thank you for your emails relating to online publication of taxonomic articles, which Zoe has passed on to me as Publishing Editor for the journal. We have been working with the ICZN and ZooBank since 2012 to find the best solution for authors that will satisfy the requirements of the ICZN. However, navigating the Code is tricky enough at the best of times, so Iım grateful for your comments. Perhaps it will be helpful for me to explain some points of the journalıs policy here, and then I hope it will be clear how this relates to your article and the corrigendum. We do not publish any taxonomic articles in any preliminary versionı. We consider taxonomic articles that are published under Latest Articles but not yet assigned to an issue, as is the status of your article currently, as the final Version of Scholarly Record (VoR). Any changes to the content must then be published in a separate corrigendum or erratum, which is the course Zoe has been pursuing so far. The only change then made to the published VoR is the addition of volume, issue and page numbers and the online publication date on assignment to an issue; we consider these to be bibliographic data, rather than content. With all of this in mind, taxonomic articles published online ahead of print in Systematics and Biodiversity, such as your article, constitute ³published work² according to Article 8 of the Code. The relevant publication date for these articles is the first online publication date. This appears in the cover sheet to the PDF (and is clear on the website), and is then present within the article alongside submission and acceptance dates once it has been assigned to an issue. In other words, any later print version will show the original publication date. We hope this will make publication dates clear for future readers. I hope this makes sense. Please let me know if youıve any questions or comments on this. As for the article in question, have I understood correctly in that youıre concerned that, without the corrections in the corrigendum, the article as stands is invalid due to the content itself? Best wishes, Charles Charles Whalley Publishing Editor, Biological & Food Science Journals Taylor & Francis Group 4 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4RN, UK Tel: +44 (0)20 3377 3946 Web: www.tandfonline.com <applewebdata://8D1DA72C-F9B0-413F-B569-89FB01C9CF16/www.tandfonline.com> E-mail: [log in to unmask] Taylor & Francis is a trading name of Informa UK Limited, registered in England under no. 1072954 On 4/6/15 4:53 PM, "Frank T. Krell" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >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. 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