Euscorpius

Occasional Publications in Scorpiology

ICZN COMPLIANCE OF ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS:

Electronic (“e-only”) publications are fully compliant with ICZN (International Code of Zoological Nomenclature) (i.e. for the purposes of new names and new nomenclatural acts) when properly archived and registered.

All Euscorpius issues starting from No. 157 (2013) are registered in ZooBank, http://zoobank.org, and archived in two electronic archives:

         Biotaxa,  http://biotaxa.org/Euscorpius (ICZN-approved and ZooBank-enabled)  

         Marshall Digital Scholar, http://mds.marshall.edu/euscorpius/. (This website also archives all Euscorpius issues previously published on CD-ROMs.)


Between 2000 and 2013, ICZN did not accept online texts as "published work". At this time, Euscorpius was produced in two identical versions: online (ISSN 1536-9307) and CD-ROM (ISSN 1536-9293) (laser disk) in archive-quality, read-only format. Only copies distributed on a CD-ROM from Euscorpius in 2001-2012 represent published work in compliance with the ICZN.

In September 2012, ICZN Article 8. What constitutes published work, and other Articles, have been amended “to expand and refine methods of publication”. This amendement allowed for electronic (“e-only”) publications, but disallowed publication on optical discs. From January 2013, Euscorpius discontinued CD-ROM production; only online electronic version (ISSN 1536-9307) is published. For further details on the new ICZN amendment, see http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/3944/.

List of libraries archiving CD-ROM version of Euscorpius (2001-2012)

All Euscorpius publications in 2001-2012 were deposited on a CD-ROM medium to the following libraries and zoological museums:

 

SPECIMEN DEPOSITORIES: Euscorpius recognizes that the ICZN recommends (but not requires) deposition of type specimens in public collections (museums or universities). It is indeed preferred that types, as well as other specimens, would be accessible to all experts in the field.

However,
Euscorpius also recognizes value and importance of unique specimens deposited in private collections.

We encourage private collectors to donate, or sell, their specimens to the museums.
However, in many cases public depositories often cannot afford to acquire the specimens of high market value (e.g. fossils). This should not exclude privately held specimens from being studied.

Thus,
Euscorpius does accept research papers based on privately held specimens.
 

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