Citing BIOSCI/bionet postings

Dave Kristofferson kristoff at GENBANK.BIO.NET
Tue Dec 17 19:41:52 EST 1991


Donald,

	If one wanted to cite a posting I would suggest a format which
includes the name and e-mail address of the person posting the
message, the Subject: line of the message, the newsgroup name, and the
date/time stamp.  If one really wants to become fanatical, note that
each message has a unique message id line.

(yours was:   Message-Id: <9112171614.AA22659 at genbank.bio.net>  )

This latter info is not much use to humans though.  I would not
advocate using article numbers from your newsreader because this
varies from site to site.  An example reference for your posting would
thus be:

Forsdyke, Donald R. (FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA), "Reorganization:
implication for electronic journal." USENET/bionet.general, 17 Dec 91
15:48:09 GMT.


Hope this helps.  Just writing it down in that format gives it a bit
more authority, doesn't it 8-)?!  One could also potentially have
priority fights get down to the second, too (what fun).

Dave





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