USENIX Name Change Policy

As approved by the USENIX Board of Directors on November 13, 2023

Author names are an important part of the scholarly record, but names may change over time for various reasons (e.g., marital status, gender identity). USENIX respects the rights of authors to update the names on their published works and will modify an author's name, upon their request, across any and all of their prior USENIX publications, including refereed papers, proceedings, talks, journals, and websites.

This policy applies only to digital assets; previously printed materials will not be reprinted. Also, this policy is not intended to address misspellings of authors' names on refereed papers. It is the authors' responsibility to ensure that current names are correct before submitting their final papers. Errors of this nature reported after the final paper deadline will be addressed only via USENIX's publication of an errata slip.

To make a name change request under this policy, authors may email with a list of USENIX publications they would like modified. There is no need to obtain permission from co-authors. USENIX will make the requested changes discreetly. Unless otherwise requested, USENIX will also ensure that only the new name(s) will be associated with the author's works in the search functionality on the USENIX website.

USENIX is responsible for changes made only on its own digital publishing platforms and cannot control the use or appearance of an author's prior name in print, in non-USENIX archives or collections, or in any other venue managed by other publishers.