How to Cite the ICTV Virus Taxonomy

There are several ways that the ICTV taxonomy can be cited. The following should be the most useful:

  1. Direct citations of the web site “International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV): https://ictv.global/taxonomy/
  2. Citation of the ICTV Database using our manuscript in Nucleic Acids Research:
    "Virus taxonomy: the database of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)". Lefkowitz EJ, Dempsey DM, Hendrickson RC, Orton RJ, Siddell SG, Smith DB. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 29040670.
  3. For the most recent taxonomy release, you can use the following Archives of Virology manuscript:
    Walker PJ, Siddell SG, Lefkowitz EJ, Mushegian AR, Adriaenssens EM, Dempsey DM, Dutilh BE, Harrach B, Harrison RL, Hendrickson RC, Junglen S, Knowles NJ, Kropinski AM, Krupovic M, Kuhn JH, Nibert M, Orton RJ, Rubino L, Sabanadzovic S, Simmonds P, Smith DB, Varsani A, Zerbini FM, Davison AJ. Changes to virus taxonomy and the Statutes ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2020). Arch Virol. 2020 Nov;165(11):2737-2748. PMID: 32816125.