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Editorial Snapshot: Ensuring authors get credit even if they change names

- G.A., Senior Editor

To ensure that authors receive the credit they deserve for their contributions to the published literature in their respective fields, so-called “attribution identifiers” such as ORCiD and the “ResearcherID” from the Web of Science Group have been developed. These identifiers assign authors dedicated numbers that can be linked to publications to prevent confusion between researchers with similar or identical names. However, authors who change their given names still face challenges when trying to ensure that their correct names are listed in their publications.

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Science News: Growing awareness of a gap in funding for climate research

– G.A., Senior Editor

Growing awareness of the tremendous threat climate change poses to not only humans, but also countless other species on our planet, has resulted in an increasing volume of research funds being channeled to climate-related research. From renewable energy sources to strengthening the resilience of staple crops, humans are investigating new and exciting ways to adapt to a hotter planet.

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Editorial Snapshot: How to protect yourself in the continuing fight against predatory journals

- A.S., Editor

Predatory journals and publishers are an ongoing threat to the integrity of the academic community. Although the existence of predatory journals is well-known, exactly what defines such an entity has been difficult to describe. The term “predatory publisher” has been used since 2010, but it was not until the end of 2019 that a consensus definition was reached. According to a group of prominent researchers and publishers from multiple countries, “Predatory journals and publishers are entities that prioritize self-interest at the expense of scholarship and are characterized by false or misleading information, deviation from best editorial and publication practices, a lack of transparency, and/or the use of aggressive and indiscriminate solicitation practices.”

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Science News: Using artificial intelligence to monitor the health of wildlife

– G.A., Senior Editor

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, the general public has become very aware of the importance of tracking the incidence of diseases in the general population. The collection of such data in databases that can be accessed by healthcare professionals can be invaluable for identifying and combating newly emergent pathogens. However, humans are not the only species on Earth for which such data can be beneficial.

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