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Frontiers announce new author name change policy -

Frontiers announced a new policy to make it easier for authors to retrospectively change either their names, pronouns or both. The policy has been created as part of Frontiers' commitment to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in publishing. It covers name changes made for any reason, including… Read More

Taylor & Francis welcome the National Institutes of Health’s updated Data Management and Sharing Plan Policy -

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has announced a policy update requiring all grant applicants to submit a data management and sharing plan (DMSP) with their applications. As a result, beginning January 25, 2023, all grant applicants… Read More

CERN publishes comprehensive open science policy -

In September 2022, CERN approved a new policy for open science at the Organization, with immediate effect. The policy aims to make all CERN research fully accessible, inclusive, democratic and transparent, for both other researchers and wider society. It was developed by the Open Science Strategy Working… Read More

IEEE announces decision on standards-related Patent Policy -

The IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors (IEEE SA BOG) took action to update the Patent Policy for IEEE standards development, which will go into effect 01 January 2023. These updates are intended to improve the clarity of IEEE’s standards processes related to patented technologies, while… Read More

COPE, DOAJ, OASPA and WAME release revised ‘Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing’ -

Four key scholarly publishing organizations, COPE, DOAJ, OASPA and WAME, have released the revised Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. These guiding principles are intended as a foundation for best practices in… Read More

New project to reform rights retention and open licensing policies in Europe -

SPARC Europe has been selected to deliver the first project sponsored under the Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21) programme. KR21 seeks to strengthen access to knowledge through libraries and archives. It is focused on bringing about changes in legislation and practice across Europe that will… Read More

CRKN announces assessment guidelines for OA publishers -

CRKN’s Content Strategy Committee (CSC) has shared its Assessment Guidelines for Open Access (OA) Publishers. These guidelines outline criteria for the financial sustainability, academic quality, and operational practices under which open access models and resources proposed by vendors and publishers will be assessed. The… Read More

STM welcomes Declaration of Marseille -

The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) has welcomed this week’s initiative of the French Ministry of Research, as part of the Presidency of the European Union, for organizing a conference in Marseille, France, on a Comprehensive Approach to Research, Innovation, and Higher Education… Read More

Endocrine Society streamlines name change policy for journal authors -

The Endocrine Society has introduced a policy to make it simpler for authors of articles published in its peer-reviewed journals to update their names following a name change. The policy is designed to support authors who are transgender or non-binary, as well as… Read More

FAIRsFAIR expands on Science Europe DMP Guidance -

FAIRsFAIR has released its guidance document for making more FAIR Data Management Plans. The guidance is based on that of the January 2021 extended edition of Science Europe's Practical Guide to the International Alignment of Research Data Management, complemented with guidance from the FAIRAware tool developed by… Read More

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