Dear Geoff and colleagues,
I am one of the section editors of Zoologia. I forwarded your message to
our chief editor, Walter Boeger, who will check what can be done
re DOI and the "security" issue. Thanks for your comments.
However, we also have our points. Zoologia belongs to the Scielo system.
As stated in its home page, /SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online
is a model for cooperative electronic publishing of scientific
journals on the Internet. Especially conceived to meet the scientific
needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the
Caribbean countries, it provides an efficient way to assure universal
and accessibility to their scientific literature, contributing to
overcome the phenomena known as 'lost science'. /
As such, Scielo provides public and free access to dozens of scientific
periodicals. My point is - better to have a somewhat faulty DOI (most
a temporary problem) and irritating securitiy issues for free
scientific information than to pay up to US $50.00 to download a paper.
By the way, thanks to Walter and his editorial staff, Zoologia is
passing through a very fast internationalization process. Though its ISI
is still low, I am sure it will be really competitive in the near
future. Please visit our site at *Zoologia: an international Journal for
Zoology - *(www.scielo.br/zool <http://www.scielo.br/zool>),
check it out and consider submitting your own papers! They will be well
Em 16-Dec-10 4:36 AM, Geoff Read escreveu:
> Two comments about this journal, Zoologia.
>> 1) The DOI number José sent out does not work, simply because the
> journal is not up to date with its entries to the DOI registration
> agency (I have logged an error report). The whole point of a DOI is for
> quickly going to the article online. Please check a DOI supplied by a
> journal is functioning before sending it to the list, and tell us if it
> is not. It might be functioning in a couple of weeks, or a couple of
> months, but that's no use to me now when the author has just alerted me
> about the paper. It should be functioning at time of publication (If you
> want it the plain url is:
>http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/zool/article/view/37306 ). I
> also note this journal wants to track usage of papers - the way NOT to
> do that is to publish DOI that are not functioning.
>> 2) They publish pdf's which are secured and not copyable - you can't
> select text and paste it. This is highly irritating and quite pointless
> - all one needs to do is print the article, scan and OCR it, and bingo -
> there is the text available for quoting and other legitimate annotatory
> & databasing purposes. Why the need to 'secure' it?
>>>>>> On 16/12/2010 at 12:18 a.m., José Eriberto
> Assis<eri.assis from gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I am sending for all the our new paper published in *Zoologia: an
>> international Journal for Zoology.* I want to thank in special Dr.
> Paulo da
>> Cunha Lana, Dr. Birger Neuhaus (Museum Naturkunde aus Berlin), by
> send to us
>> the specimen-type, and some referees for valuable suggestions to the
>>>> De Assis, J.E. and Christoffersen, M.L. 2010. *Lumbriclymene
>> interstricta*comb. nov. with a taxonomic key and a catalogue for all
>> species of
>> *Lumbriclymene* (Maldanidae, Polychaeta). Zoologia, 27(6): 1008-1013.
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