PROVISIONS FOR GOVERNANCE OF THE CODE
GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR GOVERNANCE OF THE CODE
1.1. The International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants is governed by its users, who are represented by members of a Nomenclature Section of an International Botanical Congress acting under the authority of that Congress and, between such Congresses, by the Permanent Nomenclature Committees and any Special-purpose Committees.
1.2. The Code may be modified only by action of a plenary session of an International Botanical Congress on a resolution moved by the Nomenclature Section of that Congress.
1.3. In the event that there should not be another International Botanical Congress, authority for the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants shall be transferred to the International Union of Biological Sciences or to an organization at that time corresponding to it. The General Committee is empowered to define the machinery to achieve this.
1.4. The Code is provided with logistical and financial support by the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT), which liaises with the Permanent Nomenclature Committees and the Bureau of Nomenclature. The nomenclatural publications1 required by Div. III are published as specified by the General Committee (currently in the journal Taxon, except for proposals to amend the Code relating solely to names of organisms treated as fungi and proposals to protect or reject names under Art. F.2 or F.7, submitted as lists, which are published in the journal IMA Fungus).
[footnote]1 The nomenclatural publications required by Div. III include proposals to conserve, protect, or reject names or suppress works, requests for decisions, reports of Permanent Nomenclature Committees and Special-purpose Committees, proposals to amend the Code and a synopsis of these proposals, notices of institutional votes, and the results of the preliminary guiding vote and Congress-approved decisions and elections of the Nomenclature Section or Fungal Nomenclature Session.