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Using the New Nomenclature in Publications:

PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY NEW NOMENCLATURE IN PUBLICATIONS, THAT HAS NOT BEEN USED IN THE PAST BEFORE JULY 2002, BEFORE THE NOMENCLATURE FORUM GROUP PUBLISHES THE NEW. THIS CLARIFICATION WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE WEB SITE ONCE THE NEW NOMENCLATURE IS PUBLISHED. The reason for not using the new terms yet in your publications is that decisions are still being made in the fine tuning process. If you report any new terms in one of your publications before the official report, you will have the high probability having errors.

IN THE INTERIM BETWEEN THE FIRST PUBLISHED REPORT ON THE NEW NOMENCLATURE WE RECOMMEND OTHER MENTION IN THE FOLLOWING IN THEIR REPORTS FOR KEEPING THEIR PAPERS CURRENT: If you publish papers before the new nomenclature is published and you wish to let readers know that the old terminology used in your paper will soon be changed, we asked that you reference this page of the Avian Brain Nomenclature Exchange web site (http://jarvis.neuro.duke.edu/nomen/2002NomenclatureTable.html). Since many abbreviations will not change, you may consider using abbreviations only in your figures and text. As an example, a figure with brain diagrams can be labeled with H for HA, HD, and HV areas, as well as N, A, PA, PP, knowing that several of these labels will stay the same (N and A, part of the H, and the P of the PP). In the legend, you can mention that the abbreviations and terminology will be updated and referenced the web site for that update. Since the new names will be fine tuned, whenever the reader goes to the web site, they will see the more advanced naming. Of course, the editors of the journal you submit have to allow you to do this.

WE STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST USING OLD TERMS THAT ARE WRONG IN THE TITLES OF YOUR PAPERS. FOR EXAMPLE PUTTING THE WORD NEOSTRIATUM OR HYPERSTRIATUM WOULD NOT DO YOUR PAPER ANY GOOD.

AFTER THE NEW NOMENCLATURE REPORT IS PUBLISHED, SHOULD YOU WANT TO REFER THE READER FOR TRANSLATION BACK TO THE OLDER NOMENCLATURE, WITHOUT THE NEED TO INCLUDE A TRANSLATION LIST IN YOUR PAPERS, YOU CAN REFER THEM EITHER TO THE PUBLISHED REPORT AND/OR THIS WEB SITE.

For questions, contact Erich D. Jarvis jarvis@neuro.duke.edu

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