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National Laboratories Name Change Initiative for Published Research Outputs

(Credit: Jenny Nuss, Berkeley Lab)

Hello, my name is…

On July 28, 2021, all 17 National Laboratories along with many prominent publishers, journals and other organizations have announced an initiative in support of researchers wishing to change their names on published research outputs.

Working with our partners, the National Laboratories will provide support to their researchers by implementing name changes on their behalf. This will reduce the burden on researchers to initiate name changes for their research output.

We will implement name changes for any reason, in accordance with the policies at individual partners. The initiative is transgender-inclusive and will allow researchers of all genders to own their academic work.

Who to contact…

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory should contact for further information and to initiate this process. Researchers at other National Laboratories should contact their local representative, usually the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.

List of Participating Institutions

Publishing Organizations & Services

American Chemical Society (ACS)  Policy
American Meteorological Society (AMS)  Policy
American Nuclear Society (ANS)  Policy
American Physical Society (APS) Policy
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)  Policy
arXiv  Policy
Clarivate  Policy
eLife  Policy
Elsevier  Policy
Hindawi  Policy
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)  Policy
Public Library of Science (PLOS)  Policy
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)  Policy  Policy
SAGE Publishing  Policy
Science Journals – American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)  Policy
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Policy
Springer Nature Group  Policy
Wiley  Policy

National Laboratories

Ames National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Idaho National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
National Energy Technology Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories
Savannah River National Laboratory
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Affiliate Institutions



Berkeley Lab News 

July 28, 2021

Scientific Publishing Organizations and National Laboratories Partner on Transgender-Inclusive Name-Change Process for Published Papers