TAXONOMY IN CHANGING WORLD - THE ENDS AND THE MEANS (COMMENTS TO AGNARSSON & KUNTNER, 2007)

Abstract : That taxonomy is in a very deep crisis is evident to anybody having something to do with this discipline: both the symptoms and the final diagnosis have been well known and widely disputed, and Agnarsson & Kuntner (2007) aptly identify [some of] them: ?taxonomic experience is rarely required, or even relevant, when it comes to securing a job? ?most top-ranking ... journals do not consider taxonomic revisions, and only allow species descriptions in exceptional cases of certain high-profile fossils and mammals?, ?some lower ranking journals reject taxonomic descriptions unless in a paper on a broader subject?, ?journals focusing on taxonomy typically have low measured impact ... [because] taxonomic descriptions are ? not necessarily by fact ...,
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Author(s) : , R. B. Holynski
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