Frequently Asked Questions

In this document we have compiled answers to questions about the aims and activities of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP). Please visit the other pages of the ICSP website for information on specific topics, and follow the "ICSP Matters" section of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM) to keep up to date with the Committee's activities.

The last version of the FAQ can always be found on Zenodo.

The first published version of the FAQ was approved in the EB-ICSP meeting of 27 October 2022. Changes may be made in subsequent versions, to be posted on the Zenodo website.

Note:  Since the FAQ of the ICSP has been uploaded to Zenodo the up-to-date document can be found there – for the last (outdated) local version see here.