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[Annelida] De Assis and Christoffersen, 2010, PDF

Fauchald, Kristian via annelida%40net.bio.net (by FAUCHALD from si.edu)
Thu Dec 16 09:12:39 EST 2010

Just a comment:  I did not have any problems taking down the .pdf file of de Assis’ paper.  The message from de Assis came at about the same time as the message giving a complete listing of what was in the same issue of the paper.


From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [mailto:annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Paulo Lana
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:43 AM
To: annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu; Geoff Read
Subject: Re: [Annelida] De Assis and Christoffersen, 2010, PDF

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 communicatio
 needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries,  it provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility
 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 probably
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 impact factor
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 treated :-)


Paulo Lana

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><mailto: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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