2021 July 17:  Prof. Aharon Oren from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, will present a talk on “Naming New Taxa of Prokaryotes in the 21st Century” at the BISMiS Live seminar series (www.bismis.net/index6702.html)

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2021 June 29:  The recently released Journal Impact Factor List 2021 – JCR, Web of Science lists the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM) with an IF of 2.747.

This is an increase from last year’s IF of 2.415.

Journal Citation Report (JCR) was published earlier as Science Citation Index; now it is published by Clarivate Analytics, a Web of Science Group  (https://impactfactorforjournal.com/jcr-2021/)


Congratulations to Prof. Martha Trujillo (Editor-in-Chief), Dr. Hilary Logan (Journal Development Editor), the IJSEM Editorial Board and the entire Microbiology Society publishing team!



2021 April 17:  Prof. Iain Sutcliffe from Northumbria University, UK, will present a talk on “Microbial taxonomy: where are we now and where are we going?” at the BISMiS Live seminar series (www.bismis.net/index6702.html)

See video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xy9gJRRL7E



2020:  Announcement of the award of the 2020 C.B. van Niel International Prize (doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004466)

The van Niel International Prize for Studies in Bacterial Systematics 2020 has been awarded to Dr Tanja Woyke from The DOE Joint Genome Institute, Berkeley, USA. 

The van Niel International Prize, established in 1986 by Professor V.B.D. Skerman of the University of Queensland, to honour the contribution of scholarship in the field of microbiology by Professor Cornelis Bernardus van Niel.



2020: The ICSP is pleased to announce the appointment of the following Life Members:

Professor Jean Euzéby (Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire, Toulouse, France) in recognition of his outstanding service in establishing and maintaining (1997-2013) the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature and other contributions (see https://lpsn.dsmz.de/archive/-cv.html).

Professor Karl-Heinz Schleifer (TUM Emeritus of Excellence, Technische Universität München, Germany) in recognition of his research and scholarly contributions to prokaryotic systematics (see https://www.emeriti-of-excellence.tum.de/en/a-z/karl-heinz-schleifer/).


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