Author Name Changes After Final Publication

Authors may need to change their names on already-published articles for a variety of reasons, including gender identity, relationship status, or religious practice. Name changes can be made by contacting Gwendolyn Whittaker, Director of Publications ([email protected]). 

How are such name changes handled in AMS’s peer reviewed publications? 

  • AMS production staff will update and republish the paper, and redeliver the updated metadata to indexing services
  • AMS does not require authors to provide documentation of name changes
  • AMS does not require that any correction notice be published for the updated paper for name changes
  • AMS does not routinely notify co-authors about name changes, but would do so at an author’s request

August 2021: AMS is pleased to join the US National Labs initiative which enables researchers from those labs to ask their respective institutions to pursue name changes on their behalf directly with the publishers and journals.