The Orchidstudium -
International Journal of Orchid Study have occasional periodicity so
wil be distributed as soon as material for a new issue is ready for
The electronic online
has exactly the same content and formatting of the printed version.
Both versions will be published/distributed together, at the same day.
To validate taxonomic
publications according International Code of Botanical Nomenclature -
Vienna Code (2006) Div. II, Chaper IV, Sect. 1, Article 29* the printed
copies will be mailed free of charge to major biodiversity related
institutions in the world at the day of publication/distribution which
appears on the first page of each article below author's name.
* International Code
of Botanical Nomenclature - Vienna Code (2006)
RULES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
CHAPTER IV. EFFECTIVE AND VALID PUBLICATION
SECTION 1. CONDITIONS AND DATES OF EFFECTIVE PUBLICATION
29.1. Publication is effected, under this Code, only by distribution of
printed matter (through sale, exchange, or gift) to the general public
or at least to botanical institutions with libraries accessible to
botanists generally. It is not effected by communication of new names
at a public meeting, by the placing of names in collections or gardens
open to the public, by the issue of microfilm made from manuscripts,
typescripts or other unpublished material, or solely by distribution
electronically or through any electronic medium.
Ex. 1. Cusson
announced his establishment of the genus Physospermum in a memoir read
at the Société des Sciences de Montpellier in 1770, and
later in 1782 or 1783 at the Société de Médecine
de Paris, but its effective publication dates from 1787 (in Hist. Soc.
Roy. Méd. 5(1): 279).
Recommendation 29 A
29A.1. Publication of nomenclatural novelties in periodicals (see Rec.
30A.2) that distribute an electronic version as well as a printed
version, should only be in those with the following features:
1. The printed and electronic versions are identical in
content and pagination;
2. The electronic version is in a platform-independent and
3. The electronic version is publicly available via the
World Wide Web or its successors;
4. The presence of nomenclatural novelties is prominently
indicated in the work (see Rec. 30A.2).