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Scholarly publishers agree on standards for inclusion and diversity -

As a signatory of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Joint Commitment for Action on Inclusion and Diversity in Publishing, PLOS has announced that the group has agreed to a set of standards to reduce bias within scholarly publishing. Last year, PLOS joined together with… Read More

INORMS Research Evaluation Group releases guide to SCOPE Framework for responsible research evaluation -

The International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) Research Evaluation Group (REG) has released an 18-page guide to their framework for responsible research evaluation called SCOPE, which has been designed by Emerald Publishing. Established in 2018, the INORMS REG has been working to… Read More

STM welcomes UNESCO recommendation on Open Science -

The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) has welcomed the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recommendation on Open Science that was adopted at the 41st session of the organization held in Paris. STM members appreciate that… Read More

C4DISC updates Joint Statement of Principles -

The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC), formed to discuss and address issues of diversity and inclusion within the industry, has updated their Joint Statement of Principles. In principle and in practice, collectively, C4DISC member and partner organizations value and seek accessibility, diversity,… Read More

Members of International Science Council endorse eight principles for reform, commit to work for change in scientific publishing -

As the 2021 Open Access week begins, the scientific community as represented by the International Science Council’s members has approved a resolution committing to work to reform scholarly publishing, and to endorse eight fundamental principles for scientific publishing that contributes to the advancement of science as a… Read More

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

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