The IF registration system is separate from the IF publishing
system; when you registers names (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. I you
wish to add a missing name use the ‘add
missing name’ page.
To register a name which will soon be published click
here; To add a name which is already published but missing from
IF click here. Please do
not register names which have been previously registered
with other repositories – e.g. MycoBank – as this creates
a duplicate record, and after 1st January 2013 could result in an
After you register names/typifications you will be emailed an Index
Fungorum identifier which should be cited in the protologue. Names
will be reviewed before they become visible in search results. If
no publication details are provided the name will not be released.
If the manuscript is 'in-press' or currently published on-line only
follow the relevant instructions available from the registration
page. 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 the relevant records should be updated
You can publish your 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 login here. You can view all previous
IF publications can be viewed and downloaded here.
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 - www.indexfungorum.org/Names/NamesRecord.asp?RecordID=550000
- and a MycoBank URL - http://www.mycobank.org/MycoTaxo.aspx?Link=T&Rec=550000.
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