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From: Jason Hernandez <jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com> on 2016.11.09 at 06:55:53(23705)
Yeah, well, here's my perspective: there is a reason these kinds of studies are called "revisions." If the taxonomist reviewed the genus and concluded that it was all correct just as it is, he would have nothing to publish, would he? So, go into it with the assumption that changes will have to be made, and called it a "revision."

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From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum at gmail.com> on 2016.11.11 at 18:21:14(23706)
Delicious circularity, Jason! Actually in botany quite a lot of what I slightly disdainfully term "passive" revisions appear in which nothing changes except for a few more dots on a map and a slightly expanded specimens cited list appended to minutely altered description. The advent of 'fast-track' publication has exacerbated the trend to knock-out a quick "review" to garner a few more citation points for your promotion breadbasket, bloating the literature for some families.

On 9 November 2016 at 22:55, Jason Hernandez wrote:

Yeah, well, here's my perspective: there is a reason these kinds of studies are called "revisions." If the taxonomist reviewed the genus and concluded that it was all correct just as it is, he would have nothing to publish, would he? So, go into it with the assumption that changes will have to be made, and called it a "revision."

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