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Currently, user accounts require First and Last Names, plus a Primary Email Address. However, this forces authors and other clients to "hack" a solution in several scenarios, e.g.:
Group authorship (collaborative or collective). Increasingly, we are seeing authors submit community-engaged research that includes community groups (e.g., committees or other body) in the author byline. To ensure that (1) the group is included in the byline if the accepted article is posted AOP, and (2) that a representative of the group can sign off on our S1 license form, a dummy account must be created, with the group name split across First and Last Name, and the representative's Primary Email Address entered in that field.
Note that you can only enter a "blank" in a Name field if you use the ASCII, not the spacebar. A user type with a single Name option would be great.
XML tagging doesn't automatically identify author as a group.
More-than-human authorship. We are seeing more research co-produced with Indigenous partners, some of whom request that a more-than-human entity be listed as an author in order to meaningfully acknowledge, for example, the land, the river, all-our-ancestors, as the source of all knowledge. Enabling group authorship would make it easier to include this entity in the byline if the accepted article is posted AOP, collect community consent to inclusion of the entity in the byline, and keep the community informed of key milestones in peer review.
Shared S1 Admin access for journals with several admins, rotating admins, or other publishing staff who require infrequent but regular access to S1.
Desirable features of a group user account:
Offers different user fields than an individual user account (e.g., single required Group Name field, optional Point of Contact Name field, required Point of Contact Email Address field)
Group authors receive same email correspondence as all other authors, and are subject to the same requirements (e.g., Forms task)
Group authors are correctly tagged in the S1 DTD
Group Admin accounts (other access types?) enable multiple users without dual authentication required at every login.
Right click the Start button on the taskbar and choose Computer Management from its context menu. Under Computer Management -> System Tools, select the item Local Users and Groups -> Users. Double-click on the user account you want to enable or disable. This will open the account's properties.
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