[Leish-l] Leish-L and citations

jeffrey shaw jayusp at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 4 12:43:33 BRT 2012

KP raised a very important point in his reply to Isra´s comment on the Madrid VL outbreak by saying that:

" It is understood that such informal
communications do not constitute a formal scientific publication, but do help
spread the information more quickly to the scientific community." 

For the reasons given by KP Leish-L communications are not eligible as citations in formal publications.  The idea behind the messages is simply to make
people aware of recent breakthroughs and advances and to encourage informal informal discussions on any subject remotely related to leishmaniasis.

This brings me to question the acceptability of web-links as sources of information  in dissertations, theses and papers. 

With best wishes

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