Terms of Reference of the Nomenclature Committee
The Nomenclature Committee is an IUBMB Standing Committee whose members are appointed by the Executive Committee in accordance with By-Law 12.
The Executive Committee shall appoint one of the members of the Nomenclature Committee as the Chair of the Committee who will report to the Executive Committee in accordance with By-Law 15.
A Secretary shall be elected by the members of the Committee and both the Chair and Secretary will normally also hold these positions in the IUPACIUBMB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN).
Four of the regular Committee Members shall also be members of the IUPAC-IUBMB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN).
The Nomenclature Committee shall:
Aid in communication, dissemination and codification of biochemical information by encouraging scientists to use generally understood terminology, to consider the nomenclature, classification and symbolic representation of compounds and processes of biochemical interest, and where appropriate, to make recommendations.
In considering nomenclature problems and developing recommendations, seek expert opinion, consult with JCBN, and, where appropriate, seek the views of editors, in order to reach the widest possible consensus.
Before publication of any recommendations as an IUBMB document, obtain approval of the IUBMB Executive Committee.
In addition, issue Newsletters and supplements to `Enzyme Nomenclature’; these are not IUBMB document, but the Committee will normally consult with the IUBMB Executive Committee about such issues.
Normally hold an annual meeting concurrently with JCBN and with the approval of the IUBMB Executive Committee.
EC Meeting SFO 1315 May 1999
EC Modified August 2021