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Abstract:

In publishing names of new taxa of algae, fungi, and plants, it is argued that it is advantageous to retain the ancient tradition of Latin diagnoses in combination with the modern trend of publication in openly accessible electronic journals. Leading up to the XIX International Botanical Congress in 2017 in Shenzhen, China, we encourage that, even in the absence of a requirement, Latin continues to be used for diagnoses and consideration be given to making it a requirement that all valid publications of new taxa be freely accessible electronically. Retention of Latin diagnoses retains the discipline's link to the past and buffers against the rapid evolution modern languages are subject to, and Open access allows the discipline's results to be available to the widest possible audience.

Keywords: AND PLANTS; ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION; FUNGI; INTERNATIONAL BOTANICAL CONGRESS; INTERNATIONAL CODE OF NOMENCLATURE FOR ALGAE; LATIN DIAGNOSES; OPEN ACCESS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12705/624.2

Affiliations: 1: Namık Kemal University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Biology Department, 59030 Tekirdağ, Turkey 2: Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Botany Department, 34116 Istanbul, Turkey

Publication date: August 21, 2013

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