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Electronic publication of new animal names - An interview with Frank-T. Krell, Commissioner of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature and Chair of the ICZN ZooBank Committee

Frank-T Krell

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Department of Zoology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80205-5798, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:184  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-184

Published: 15 September 2012

Abstract

On the 4th September 2012 the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature announced an amendment to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature allowing for electronic publication of the scientific names of animals. In this interview Frank-T. Krell discusses the implications of this amendment for authors wishing to publish descriptions of newly identified animal species in online and open access journals, and for the future of taxonomic science.