‘Retraction’ of taxonomic papers: the meaning of the word ‘issued’ and related ones in zoological nomenclature


en Zoosystema 42 (26) - Pages 519-523

Published on 09 October 2020

A basic reason for the diverging interpretations regarding the nomenclatural status of ‘retracted’ publications lies in different understandings of some ‘simple’ terms like ‘issued’, used in Article 8 of the Code but not defined in this text. After a discussion of the questions at stake, formal definitions of some of these terms are provided.


Nomenclatural availability, retraction of publication, International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, terminology, definitions

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