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Hindawi and Rockefeller University Press Journals announce new name change policy -

Open access publisher Hindawi has announced that authors who change their name after publishing an article with Hindawi will be able to update their name on the article on request, without a correction notice. Any author name change following publication will be respected… Read More

UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science -

UNESCO member states have agreed upon a final draft of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science as of May 11, 2021. The Recommendation defines shared values and principles for Open Science and puts forward concrete measures on Open Access and Open Data. It serves… Read More

JSTOR announces new policy to support author name changes -

JSTOR has developed a policy supporting authors who decide to change their name, for any reason. The policy balances JSTOR’s role as archivists of the historical record with support for authors who want their names to accurately reflect their identity. It has also been taken into account… Read More

PeerJ announces new, more inclusive policy making it easier to change authors’ names on published articles -

PeerJ, an open access peer-reviewed scientific journal, has introduced a new policy to make it much easier for authors to change their names on published papers. The move is in response to feedback from the community. PeerJ understands that an author might need to change their… Read More

Taylor & Francis celebrates the power of science to shape policy, develop practice and drive global change with ‘Showcasing Science’ -

The power of science to shape policy, develop practice and drive global change, even in the face of an unprecedented pandemic, is celebrated with ‘Showcasing Science’, from Taylor & Francis. Amid all the significant challenges brought by the covid pandemic, and with the eyes of the… Read More

IOP Publishing implements a new name-change policy that supports greater inclusion in publishing -

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… Read More

Springer Nature Group commits to net zero carbon emissions, signs The Climate Pledge -

Springer Nature has signed The Climate Pledge, a commitment to take action to be net zero carbon by 2040 – a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. As one of the world’s largest publishers of research and education content, Springer Nature has developed… Read More

NISO strengthens commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion -

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced two important actions to support increased diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in its work and its community. Following Board approval of the NISO DEI Policy in January, a full DEI Committee has now been formed. The Committee will be… Read More

Elsevier announces trans-inclusive policy for author name changes -

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, has launched a trans-inclusive policy for author name changes. This allows authors to retrospectively return to previously peer-reviewed articles of record and update them with their current names. Elsevier is committed to working with its partners to… Read More

Taylor & Francis Group unveils Books Data Sharing Policy -

The Taylor & Francis Group has introduced their Books Data Sharing Policy which, from April 2021, will encourage authors of all new Routledge and CRC Press books and chapters to share and make data available according to FAIR principles. This includes ensuring it does not violate protection… Read More


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