Scholarly Publishing Round-up December 2020

Learn more about the Transparency in Author Contributions in Science (TACS) list, ORCID IDs, and an updated methodology for Journal Citation Reports.

Interested in learning which journals are committed to authorship standards such as the CRediT Taxonomy or requiring ORCID IDs? See the Transparency in Author Contributions in Science (TACS) list from the National Academy of Sciences. TACS lists journals that commit to setting authorship standards, defining responsibilities for corresponding authors, requiring ORCID IDs, and adopting the CRediT taxonomy. The list also includes funding agencies that adopt ORCID IDs and accept the CRediT taxonomy.

ORCID recently announced a major milestone—10 million registered ORCID IDs. See the ORCID post about the milestone. WUSM Faculty who have ORCID IDs can opt to add these to their profile page in Research Profiles. To submit a request to add your ORCID ID to Research Profiles, go to the Research Profile Change Request page. To learn more about ORCID, see the ORCID subject guide.

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is proud to announce a new policy that will allow authors to update the name used on their prior ACS publications. Beginning in October, authors who have changed their name for any reason, including (but not limited to) gender transition, marriage, divorce or religious conversion, will be able to request that articles published under a previously used name are updated to reflect their new name. To learn more, see: New Policy Will Allow Authors an Easy Route to Change Names on Previous Publications.

Journal Citation Reports from Clarivate Analytics recently announced a change in their methodology for the 2021 edition of Journal Impact Factor using the date of electronic publication and not the date of print publication. See: The JCR Reload and a Look Ahead at The Introduction of Early Access Content in 2021 and Changes to Journal Impact Factor Announced for 2021.

The All About Grants Podcasts includes a new podcast (16 minutes) on Research Misconduct. A transcript is also available.



Authorship anatomy. BMJ 2020;371:m4702.

Nature journals reveal terms of landmark open-access option. Nature. November 24, 2020.

A detailed open access model of the PubMed literature. Nature News, November 20, 2020.

How to write a superb literature review. Nature. December 4, 2020.

Predatory journals enter biomedical databases through public funding. BMJ 2020;371:m4265.