In a sea change for scientific publishing, a project led by Berkeley Lab, in partnership with other leading institutions, has paved the way for researchers who change their names to retain recognition of their previously published work.
The first-of-its-kind initiative launched this summer with all 17 national labs on board and 21 prominent publishing organizations, the effort has continued to grow, changing the landscape for maintaining credit for scholarship in academia. Media coverage of the initiative first appeared in The New York Times, NBC News, c|net, and Symmetry magazine.
See the full list of partners and supporting policies here.
“We are supporting our colleagues on an important issue that is often taken for granted — allowing them to take full credit for their academic achievements with their name,” said Joerg Heber, the Lab’s Research Integrity Officer. “It could not have happened without our partners at the other national labs and in publishing.”
Listen to the podcast with Joerg Heber, Lady Idos, and Amalie Trewartha, produced by Aliyah Kovner.
Berkeley Lab will help its people implement name changes for any reason, including religious, marital, or other purposes, where supported by the policies in place at our publishing partners, reducing the burden previously placed on individual researchers to conduct this work. To initiate a name change request, or for more information on the participating institutions, or go here. For the original Berkeley Lab news release, including the podcast, go here.