[Leish-l] Leisjh-L and Citability
KwangPoo.Chang at rosalindfranklin.edu
Thu Apr 5 14:18:57 BRT 2012
I urge Dr. Shaw to continue his effort with the activities of the network communication as before. Anything provided as attachment by the sender along with the message will be his or her responsibility. A disclaimer is needed to indicate this and also to indicate screening of messages at the discretion of the webmaster. My suggestion about screening is not to pass any scientific judgments, but to screen out junk mails or unrelated/non-scientific topics.
From: leish-l-bounces at lineu.icb.usp.br [mailto:leish-l-bounces at lineu.icb.usp.br] On Behalf Of jeffrey shaw
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2012 10:15 AM
Subject: [Leish-l] Leisjh-L and Citability
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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