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Authorship and contributorship

Clear policies (that allow for transparency around who contributed to the work and in what capacity) should be in place for requirements for authorship and contributorship as well as processes for managing potential disputes

Our core practices

Core practices are the policies and practices journals and publishers need, to reach the highest standards in publication ethics. We include cases with advice, guidance for day-to-day practice, education modules and events on topical issues, to support journals and publishers fulfil their policies.
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In the news: July 2021

Each month, COPE Council members find and share publication ethics news. This month the news includes articles on artificial intelligence, open science, research culture, peer review, and more. 

Case

Unresponsive authors delaying publication

21-05

The journal received a submission which proceeded through peer review and was recommended for publication. The authors responded to the revision letter, providing a detailed itemised list of changes and revised their manuscript accordingly. The revised manuscript was subsequently accepted for publication. 

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Letter from the COPE Chair: May 2021

The year seems to be progressing so quickly. Here we are, it’s May already and my three-year term as Chair now begins. It is truly an honor to follow in the footsteps of, the now Past Chair, Deborah Poff, and to lead COPE forward toward its next stage. Deborah has been a wonderful mentor and guide.

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Case discussion: gift authorship

Prolific authors: case summary

Prolific authors case 07-04

News

In the news: May 2021

Each month, COPE Council members find and share publication ethics news. This month the news includes articles on peer review, preprints, open access, and more. 

Authorship

This paper published in the Indian Journal of Gastroenterology and aimed at educating postgraduate scientists provides a useful summary of publication ethics including the responsibilities of authorship.

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In the news: March 2021

Each month, COPE Council members find and share publication ethics news. This month the news includes articles on predatory publishing, diversity and inclusion, peer review, and more.

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