NANFA-- [nia-net] Policy on grey publication and collecting

Mark B (
Fri, 17 Mar 2000 07:32:13 -0500

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>From: Sven O Kullander <>
>Subject: [nia-net] Policy on grey publication and collecting
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>Dear all:
>Following a number of widely published arrests of aquarists collecting
>without proper documentation in Brazil, and another round of very poor
>descriptions of would-be new species in aquarium literature, a number of
>scientists and editors have worked on a policy, or rather a set of
>recommendations, which attempts to express a best code of good conduct and
>also a guideline for action.
>Numerous scientists, representing major museums and universities in Europe,
>North America, and South America already support the policy with their
>names, and the drafting committee will now post the policy text as a web
>document. Various publishers have also expressed interest in publishing the
>policy text.
>We now invite you to examine the policy document which can be
>viewed/downloaded from You need
>the Adobe Acrobat reader software to view the document.
>If you would like to support the policy with your name, please advise me or
>any member of the drafting committee. Title (PhD, Professor, PhD candidate,
>or similar), function (Senior Scientist, Curator, Editor, etc), preferred
>institutional affiliation, and city, may be cited along with your name
>unless you express otherwise.
>It will always be possible to support the document at a later date, but it
>is now high time for being in the pioneering group.
>Sven O Kullander, on behalf of the drafting committee
>Sven O Kullander , PhD, Associate Professor
>Senior Curator - Ichthyology e-mail
>Swedish Museum of Natural History
>POB 50007 S-104 05 Stockholm SWEDEN
>Tel (46-8)5195 4116 Fax (46-8)5195 4212 Cellular (46-73)9714352

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