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Fwd: [iczn-list] FW: e-publishing in botany also formally accepted at IBC.

Electronic-only publishing of nomenclatural acts has now been formally
accepted by the botanical code (ICBN).  Discussion continues on the
ICZN mailing list as to whether and how the zoological code can follow
suit.  At present, it seems that the ICZN may be hamstrung by the slow
and clumsy procedures mandated by its constitution.  Further bulletins
as events warrant.

-- Mike.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Donat Agosti <agosti@amnh.org>
Date: 30 July 2011 03:14
Subject: [iczn-list] FW: e-publishing in botany also formally accepted at IBC.
To: ICZN list <iczn-list@afriherp.org>

Sorry for crossposting


The Resolution 5 concerning decisions made at the Nomenclature Section
at the International Botanical Congress has been accepted with a huge
majority at the closing ceremony, and with that the regulation
regarding e-publications and others will come in effect.

There was an intervention that multiple formats should be used for
publishing, not just pdf.

Below the language.

Resolution 5

The XVIII International Botanical Congress, in Melbourne, Australia,
resolves that the decisions of its Nomenclature  Section with respect
to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (now to be the
International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants),
noting with interest that specified types of electronic publication
are now effective for nomenclature purposes, that descriptions of new
taxa may now appear in English or Latin, that, for valid publications,
new names of fungi must include citation of an identifier issued by a
recognized repository that will register the name, and that the Code
will henceforth provide for a single name for all fungi and for all
fossils falling under its provisions, as well as the appointment of a
officers and members of the nomenclature committees, made by the
section during its meetings on 18-22 July, be accepted.

With that the move into the e-publishing age is made by the botanists.
It will be interesting to see, how the zoological community is going
to react.


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