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Author Name Change Policy

New policy covers requests to change author names on published works

31 May 2021

The Geological Society is pleased to announce a new policy covering requests to change author names on published works. An author may choose to change their name for reasons that include (but are not limited to) gender identity, marriage or divorce, religious conversion, and other personal reasons. For authors making this choice, the Society now offers a route to updating published works and the relevant supporting systems and services.

The introduction of this policy is part of the Society’s broader commitment to supporting author inclusion, respecting the rights of authors to their own identities, and ensuring that authors receive credit for all their work.

To find out more and for details of the policy, please visit the Society’s website: www.geolsoc.org.uk/Publications/Publishing-policies/Author-name-change-policy

By David Boyt (Head of Editorial Development)

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