Frequently Asked Questions


Here, we have compiled answers to questions about the activities of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP). Please visit the pages of the ICSP website for information on specific Topics and please check the “ICSP Matters” section of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM) to remain up-to-date regarding the activities of the Committee.

FAQ v. 9 (download document)

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



   Note:  The FAQ of the ICSP has been uploaded to Zenodo – see: