Apologies if this seems like a silly question.
Rare earth elements (the 4d series) are called by the names Lanthanides or Lanthanoids interchangeably. The same applies for the 5d series, which are called Actinides or Actinoids.
Which one of these two terms is more preferred? Is there an IUPAC directive preferring one over the other in scientific documents? If one is to write a paper or book regarding these elements, which term would one use? Or can both of them be used interchangeably?