Submitting Proposals for New Taxa

  • Who can make proposals for new taxonomy to the ICTV?
    • Any virologist can do this. You don't need to have any position in the ICTV or be a member of any ICTV Study Group.
  • By what date should I make proposals?
    • The deadline for consideration of proposals at the next Executive Committee meeting (October, 2020) will most likely be sometime in September, 2020. The earlier, the better!
  • How do I make proposals?
  • Where should I send proposals?
  • What happens after I submit proposals?
    • The Subcommittee chair will read them, and advise on any amendments. Your proposals will be discussed at the Executive Committee meeting, which takes place a few weeks after the submission deadline. The subcommittee chair will let you know the outcome.