Berkeley Lab

Lab Leads Transgender-inclusive Name Change Initiative – October 2021

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.

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