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    Handling of post-publication critiques

    A journal receives a critique, or commentary, of an article previously published in the journal. The flowchart offers editors a step by step guide on how to handle this process. Handling of post publication critiques
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    Peer review manipulation suspected after publication

    COPE's flowchart on what to do if peer review manipulation is suspected after publication. Peer review manipulation suspected after publication
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    Peer review manipulation suspected during the peer review process

    COPE's flowchart on what to do if peer review manipulation is suspected during the peer review process. Peer review manipulation suspected during the peer review process
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    Image manipulation in a published article

    COPE's guidance in the form of a flowchart on what to do if you suspect that images in a published article have been manipulated.  Image manipulation in a published article
  • Flowcharts

    How to recognise potential authorship problems

    How to recognise potential authorship problems. How to recognise potential authorship problems
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    Systematic manipulation of the publication process

    Identify potential fraudulent activity and use the flowcharts when handling suspected manipulation. Suggested actions are recommended for each type of suspicious activity. Systematic manipulation of the publication process
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    General approach to publication ethics for the editorial office

    A guide detailing the suggested approach to the organisation of the editorial office in order to comply with COPE’s Core Practices. General approach to publication ethics for the editorial office
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    How to recognise potential manipulation of the peer review process

    COPE's guide on how to recognise potential manipulation of the peer review process. It contains details on recognised features or patterns of reviewer activity and best practice recommendations on how to minimise peer review manipulation. How to…
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    What to consider when asked to peer review a manuscript

    COPE's guidance on what to consider when you are asked to peer review a manuscript, presented as a flowchart and laying out the steps in the decision process that you might go through to decide whether or not you should accept the request. What…
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    Fabricated data in a submitted manuscript

    COPE's guidance, as a flowchart, on what to do if you suspect fabricated data in a submitted manuscript. Fabricated data in a submitted manuscript
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    Undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript

    COPE's guidance on what to do if a reviewer suspects that there is an undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript. Undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript
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    Undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article

    A reader suspects an author’s undisclosed conflict of interest which becomes apparent after publication. The flowchart offers the editor a step by step process on handling this issue. Undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article
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    Responding to whistleblowers when concerns are raised via social media

    COPE's guidelines, as a flowchart, on how to respond to whistleblowers when concerns are raised about a published article on a social media site. How should you respond when a published article is criticised on social media or a post-publication peer review site(s)? The criticism could include anonymous or not anonymous concerns about scientific soundness or allegations of plagiarism, fi…
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    Responding to whistleblowers when concerns are raised directly

    COPE's guidelines as a flowchart on how to respond to whistleblowers when concerns about a published article are raised directly with the publisher or the editor. How should you respond when concerns are raised by a whistleblower about a published article directly via email to the editor or publisher? This could include anonymous or not anonymous concerns about scientific soundness or al…
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    How to spot authorship problems

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    Ghost, guest, or gift authorship in a submitted manuscript

    COPE's guidance as a flowchart on what to do if you suspect ghost, guest, or gift authorship in a submitted manuscript. Ghost, guest, or gift authorship in a submitted manuscript
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    Plagiarism in a submitted manuscript

    COPE's guidance, as a flowchart, on what to do if you suspect plagiarism in a submitted manuscript. Plagiarism in a submitted manuscript
  • Flowcharts

    All Flowcharts

    …COPE Flowcharts COPE flowcharts offer a step by step process, for practical use on handling different aspects of publication ethics issues.  Allegations of misconduct Reviewer suspected to have appropriated an author’s ideas or data
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    Reviewer suspected to have appropriated an author’s ideas or data

    COPE's guidance as a flowchart on what to do if you suspect a reviewer has appropriated an author’s ideas or data. Reviewer suspected to have appropriated an author's ideas or data
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    Redundant (duplicate) publication in a submitted manuscript

    COPE's guidance, as a flowchart, on what to do if you suspect redundant (duplicate) publication in a submitted manuscript. Redundant (duplicate) publication in a submitted manuscript

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