Breaking news – E-publishing of new taxa and nomenclatural acts accepted by ICZN

After a long debate in several for a and discussions within the Commission, it is official now: e-publishing is now in agreement with the ICZN Code.

Given the conditions below in the press release from ZooKeys, I don’t expect many changes with the current practice. However, this small step is a leap for taxonomy! 

Few minutes ago, ZooKeys and Zootaxa published simultaneously  the amendment to the Code, which permits electronic publication of new taxa and nomenclatural acts, under the following key conditions:

(1) Registration of the publication in ZooBank
(2) Archiving of the orginal publicatiion in an archive other than publisher’s website
(3) The publishing outlet to bear an ISSN or ISBN number

Naturally, Zookeys is prepared to take care for all these issues on behalf of our authors!

The full reference of the article is:

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (2012) Amendment of Articles 8, 9, 10, 21 and 78 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature to expand and refine methods of publication. ZooKeys 219: 1???10. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.219.3944

Related press release: http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/3944/

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