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Springer Nature unifies data policy across all journals and books to encourage open research practices -

Springer Nature has taken a further step towards its commitment to open science by requiring mandatory data availability statements (DAS) across its journals portfolio and introducing its first unified data policy across the books portfolio. This means that authors submitting manuscripts to Springer Nature journals must provide… Read More

Cambridge University Press launches AI ethics policy for research publishing -

Cambridge University Press has launched its AI ethics policy to help researchers use generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, while upholding academic standards around transparency, plagiarism, accuracy, and originality. The guidelines include a ban on AI being treated as an author of academic papers… Read More

PLOS updates Human Subjects Research Policy for three of its journals -

PLOS and other publishers have recently seen a rise in large-scale cases involving manipulation of the publication process, and PLOS staff are working to increase the stringency of their processes to keep problematic articles out of the literature. As part of this work, the Human Subjects Research… Read More

American Chemical Society releases 2023 public policy agenda -

The American Chemical Society (ACS) will be working with the 118th Congress and the Biden administration to collaborate on ways to support the chemistry enterprise, seeking innovative solutions to challenges in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, and workforce opportunities and training. The Society supports policies… Read More

AIP Publishing updates Author Policies and Ethics page to reflect the use of AI-Language models in scholarly communications -

Discussion around the use of ChatGPT and other AI-based large language models has grown quickly over the past few months, and it seems every field is investigating how this technology can be used to accelerate or facilitate the way they work. Scholarly communications have not been immune to the impact… Read More

OSTP launches Year of Open Science to advance national open science policies across the federal government in 2023 -

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced new actions to advance open and equitable research, including new grant funding, improvements in research infrastructure, broadened research participation for emerging scholars, and expanded opportunities for public engagement. OSTP is also launching the Year of Open… Read More

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

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