IOP Publishing (IOPP) has implemented a new policy that will allow authors to change their name on previously published research.
The move is part of IOPP’s commitment to ensuring an open, supportive and inclusive research environment. People change their name for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to gender identity, marriage, divorce, or a change in religion. In many cases, particularly for trans and non-binary authors, changing names must be approached with discretion and sensitivity.
The policy, which is effective immediately and was developed in consultation with the research community, applies to all content published, including journal articles, conference proceedings, and eBooks. It covers changes to names, pronouns, author photographs, and contact details. Respecting the author’s right to privacy is a fundamental tenet, with the assurance of complete confidentiality and the option to change a name with or without public notice. It offers a simple and seamless approach, with no requirement to disclose the reason for the request nor the need to provide name change proof.Click here to read the original press release.
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