Author name changes after publication
Authors may change their name for many reasons, including marriage, divorce, change in religion, change in gender identity, and other personal reasons. The Royal Society of Chemistry is committed to respecting the rights of our authors to their own identities, fully supporting author inclusion, and ensuring that authors receive credit for all their work. It is therefore our policy to facilitate changes to author names, email addresses, biography photos, pronouns, and any other identifiers that may be necessary as a result of a change in author name.
These changes will be made directly to the article pdf and html. We will re-send article metadata to abstracting and indexing services such as Scopus and Web of Science, although we acknowledge that we are not able to enforce replacement of the metadata on their platforms.
The RSC will retain an original version of the paper in its records, but this will not be made publicly available. This is to ensure that changes are made accurately, and so that any changes can be reverted in future if requested.
Authors wishing to make such changes should contact the editorial office for any RSC journal in which they have published.
Please note that we will not normally facilitate changes to correct spelling errors that were present in the author versions, out-of-date affiliation details, or changes to email addresses that do not result from name changes. We are also unable to correct citations to papers in which a name change has been made.