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SPARC Europe to support high-level European OS policymaker group CoNOSC to advance national European Open Science policies -

SPARC Europe is supporting the Council for National Open Science Coordination (CoNOSC) in their efforts to advance national European Open Science policies. The CoNOSC mission is to help countries create, update and co-ordinate their national open science policies by sharing valuable insights from the network. SPARC… Read More

AIP Publishing introduces author name change policy -

AIP Publishing (AIPP) has announced a new policy to support authors who change their names. Anyone who has published an article on Scitation can now request a name change, privately and for any reason, so that they will continue to receive proper credit for their work. … Read More

PLOS launches new policy to improve transparency in the reporting of global research -

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) has announced its aim to bring equity to publishing by launching a new policy to improve transparency in the reporting of research that is conducted in other countries or communities. The new policy will help mitigate a practice… Read More

Physical Review Journals announce name-change policy -

The American Physical Society (APS) has released the details of its name-change policy for the Physical Review journals. The policy is intended to make the world’s leading physics journals more inclusive and ensure authors retain ownership of prior work published under a different name.… Read More

Public Knowledge Project accessibility statement -

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is committed to providing a user experience that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To achieve this, a new OJS Default Theme was developed by PKP for OJS 3.3 and higher, and was audited for accessibility barriers. PKP is actively… Read More

Scientific Publishing Organizations and National Laboratories partner to support name change requests from researchers -

All seventeen U.S. national laboratories and many prominent publishers, journals, and other organizations in scientific publishing have announced the beginning of a partnership to support name change requests from researchers on past published papers. Global research and education leader Wiley was one of the first publishers to… Read More

EDP Sciences announces author name change policy to support more inclusive publishing -

EDP Sciences is committed to supporting and protecting the rights and identities of all authors in line with the principles guiding informing the Committee on Publication Ethics’ (COPE) working group. EDP Sciences has therefore introduced an author name change policy that… Read More

Angewandte Chemie announces inaugural group of Advisory Editors and new practices to drive greater inclusivity -

Angewandte Chemie, a leading chemistry journal from the German Chemical Society, has announced a new group of Advisory Editors and set of policies and practices to support greater diversity, equity and inclusion, delivering on key commitments made in June 2020. In the past year, Angewandte Chemie has made strides… Read More

NISO announces publication of its updated ANSI/NISO Z39.4, Criteria for Indexes -

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced the publication of its updated ANSI/NISO Z39.4, Criteria for Indexes, incorporating feedback from the public comment period earlier this year. It replaces the original ANSI/NISO Z39.4 standard (Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices), last updated in 1984,… Read More

Springer Nature introduces name change policy to enable transgender scholars and others to update their name on published works -

Springer Nature has announced the launch of its inclusive author name change policy, which will enable transgender authors and those authors at risk to retroactively update their name on the version of record (VOR) and associated metadata in all Springer Nature journals, books and conference proceedings. … Read More


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