The ICTV 10th Report is a freely available, online resource, that updates and replaces previous ICTV Reports that had been available as printed books. The starting point for the 10th Report is the ICTV 9th Report, published in 2011. Over a three-year cycle, ICTV Study Groups, consisting of leading experts in the field, will update the factual information in the chapters of the 9th Report as well as produce chapters for newly created viral taxa, and provide direct links from the new chapters to the latest taxonomic database. Links will also be provided to external sequence and taxonomic databases.
Chapters will be updated on a regular basis to describe recent taxonomic changes resulting from the approval and ratification of new taxonomic proposals.
Summaries of the Online Report chapters are published in the Journal of General Virology in the new section, "ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profiles". These profiles provide concise review-type articles of individual chapters from the Online (10th) Report. Written by ICTV Study Groups, these reviews provide overviews of the classification, structure and properties of individual virus orders, families and genera. These summaries are linked to the full Online Report chapters on this website and are indexed in PubMed.
The first profiles are of the Flaviviridae family, which includes the Zika virus, and the Ascoviridae family, which contains viral pathogens of insects transmitted by parasitic wasps. They are accompanied by an Editorial from Dr Andrew Davison.
The Online Report and the Taxonomy Profiles have been made possible thanks to a Biomedical Resources grant from Wellcome.
In addition to the current, 10th Report on Virus Taxonomy, we are now providing access to an online version of the 9th ICTV Report (see link above). Published in 2011, this was the last printed Report of the ICTV and presents detailed descriptions of virus taxa from the 2009 release of the ICTV taxonomy. If there is an updated version available for any chapter from the 9th Report, there will be a link at the top of the chapter that will take you to the 10th Report chapter.