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IOP Publishing implements a new name-change policy that supports greater inclusion in publishing -

IOP Publishing (IOPP) has implemented a new policy that will allow authors to change their name on previously published research. The move is part of IOPP’s commitment to ensuring an open, supportive and inclusive research environment. People change their name for a variety… Read More

Springer Nature Group commits to net zero carbon emissions, signs The Climate Pledge -

Springer Nature has signed The Climate Pledge, a commitment to take action to be net zero carbon by 2040 – a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. As one of the world’s largest publishers of research and education content, Springer Nature has developed… Read More

NISO strengthens commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion -

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced two important actions to support increased diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in its work and its community. Following Board approval of the NISO DEI Policy in January, a full DEI Committee has now been formed. The Committee will be… Read More

Elsevier announces trans-inclusive policy for author name changes -

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, has launched a trans-inclusive policy for author name changes. This allows authors to retrospectively return to previously peer-reviewed articles of record and update them with their current names. Elsevier is committed to working with its partners to… Read More

Taylor & Francis Group unveils Books Data Sharing Policy -

The Taylor & Francis Group has introduced their Books Data Sharing Policy which, from April 2021, will encourage authors of all new Routledge and CRC Press books and chapters to share and make data available according to FAIR principles. This includes ensuring it does not violate protection… Read More

SPARC updates Federal Data Sharing Policy Resource -

SPARC, in close partnership with the Research Data Access and Preservation Association, has launched an update to the Federal Data Sharing Policy Resource. This update distills the latest changes in US federal agencies’ data sharing policy requirements to make them more easily and quickly understandable. This… Read More

AAAS updates author name change policy -

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has updated its author name change policy to support the privacy of authors who decide to change their name on research previously published across the Science Journals. The new policy, which went into effect February 18, 2021, is… Read More

Wiley updates author name change policy -

Wiley has updated its author name change policy, effective December 18, 2020. The new policy, which applies to all research published in Wiley’s more than 1,700 journals, supports the anonymity of authors who wish to change their name on already-published research. Name change… Read More

American Chemical Society statement on final EPA transparency rule -

The American Chemical Society (ACS) expresses strong disappointment with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recent decision to finalise a rule changing the nature of the data and scientific information used in rulemaking, ‘Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific… Read More

Zynx Health publishes review of COVID-19 vaccine administration guidelines -

Zynx Health has announced that it has published a new, publicly available review of vaccine administration guidelines specific to COVID-19 vaccines, including Pfizer/BioNTech BNT162b2, the COVID-19 vaccine co-developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, following its emergency use approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Concurrently, Zynx… Read More

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