Editorial Committee for the 5th Code

Editorial Committee for the 5th Code

Chair
Gary Rosenberg

Membership
Miguel Alonso-Zarazaga, Alberto Ballerio, Nina Bogutskaya, Philippe Bouchet, Denis Brothers, Daphne Fautin, Maurice Kottelat, Frank-Thorsten Krell, Gerardo Lamas, Ellinor Michel, Svetlana Nikolaeva, Thomas Pape, Richard Pyle, Gary Rosenberg and Chris Thompson

Brief
To produce a draft 5th Code and consider proposing amendments before the 5th Edition comes into force.

Remit includes:

  • Draft 5th edition of the Code, including total restructuring if necessary
  • Proposed of correction of Art. 24.1 with deletion of Art. 55.5
  • Issues with types that have been released into the wild or are otherwise not available for study
  • Conflicts between French and English editions
  • Request for ruling on definition of “description”
  • Revision of Art. 13.1.1 to eliminate or replace “purported”
  • Assessment of methods of publication, including:
    • Allowing electronic-only publications if mechanisms can be found that give reasonable assurance of the long-term accessibility of the information they contain
    • Integrating a method of registration as part of the mechanism of allowing electronic publication of names and nomenclatural acts
    • Disallowing physical works that are not paper-based (e.g. CD-ROMs, DVDs)

Subcommittee - 4th Code Revision

Membership
Philippe Bouchet, Edward Dickinson, Maurice Kottelat, and Ellinor Michel.

Brief
To improve interim functioning; If preparation of the 5th Code is prolonged, declarations and amendments dealing with alli issues except ZooBank and e-only publication (e.g. Article 24.1, language, etc.)

Subcommittee - Constitution and Bylaws

Chair
Maurice Kottelat

Membership
Miguel Alonso-Zarazaga, Denis Brothers, Natalie Dale-Skey, Mark Grygier, Maurice Kottelatt, Ellinor Michel, and Gary Rosenberg
 
Brief
To draft, circulate and initiate changes in Bylaws, and make an outline of areas of focus for revision of the Constitution

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith