Registration (see ICN: Art.
To register a name which will soon be published click
here; please do not
register names which have been previously registered with other
repositories – e.g. Fungal
Names or MycoBank
– as this creates a duplicate record and, after 1st January
2013, could result in an invalid name. To add a name which is already
published but missing from IF click
here; names will be reviewed before they become visible in search
After you register names you will be emailed an Index Fungorum identifier
which should be cited in the protologue. The name will not be released
until it is effectively published. When registering names the bibliographic
details required are those where you intend to publish the name
you are registering, NOT the basionym reference, or the replaced
synonym reference or, for typification, the reference to the name
you are typifying – all these details are already available
in Index Fungorum and will be retrieved during the pre-publication
review. If they are not present the relevant records should be updated
if you intend to use the e-Publishing system.
The IF registration system is separate from the IF publishing system;
when you register names (of new taxa, new combinations, new names)
or typifications the email address you use to obtain the indentifier
also identifies these names/typifications as ‘yours’.
When you create an account to publish with the same email address
this provides access to ‘your’ names to publish.
e-Publishing (see ICN: Art.
You can publish names immediately after registering a name or names
but this requires a login – if you do not have a user login
create one here; you
can then login here. All previous IF publications
can be viewed and downloaded here;
names published in these e-publications were compiled by S.A. Redhead (Chair, NCF) and can be viewed here.
When registering names/typifications the bibliographic details required
are those where you intend to publish the names/typifications you
are registering, NOT the basionym reference, or the replaced synonym
reference or, for typification, the reference to the name you are
typifying – all these details are already available in Index Fungorum
and will be retrieved during the pre-publication review. If they
are not present or lack nomenclaturally relevant data the record
should be updated before publishing; search for the name here,
select it, and use the update option – the new data will be reviewed
before it becomes available.
Allocations of identifiers in Index Fungorum, MycoBank and other
repositories can be viewed here.
The identifiers are unique for any name independant of where they
were issued. For example, an identifier issued by Index Fungorum
will resolve via an Index Fungorum URL –
– and a MycoBank URL – http://www.mycobank.org/MycoTaxo.aspx?Link=T&Rec=550000.
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