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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

Karger Publishers and Manuscript Manager conducts trial with Active Author Guidelines -

Karger Publishers and Manuscript Manager, in collaboration with, are conducting a trial with Active Author Guidelines: An author-facing manuscript prechecker, designed to improve the accuracy of the author’s submission. Active Author Guidelines allows authors to actively check if their… Read More

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

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