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  • 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
  • Flowcharts

    Suspected ethical problem in a submitted manuscript

    COPE's guidance, as a flowchart, on what to do if you suspect an ethical problem with a submitted manuscript.  Suspected ethical problem in a submitted manuscript
  • Flowcharts

    Arabic: all flowcharts

    …This is all of COPE's flowcharts in Arabic. Other languages: Chinese | Croatian | English | 
  • Flowcharts

    Chinese: all flowcharts

    …This is COPE's flowcharts in Chinese Other languages: Arabic | Croatian | English | 
  • Flowcharts

    Croatian: all flowcharts

    …This is COPE's flowcharts in Croatian Other languages: Arabic | Chinese | English | 
  • Flowcharts

    French: all flowcharts

    …This is COPE's flowcharts in French. Other languages: Arabic | Chinese | Croatian | 
  • Flowcharts

    Italian: all flowcharts

    …This is COPE's flowcharts in Italian Other languages: Arabic | Chinese | Croatian | 
  • Flowcharts

    Japanese: all flowcharts

    …This is COPE's flowcharts in Japanese Other languages: Arabic | Chinese | Croatian | 
  • Flowcharts

    Persian: 14 flowcharts

    …This is COPE's flowcharts in Persian Other languages: Arabic | Chinese | Croatian | 
  • Flowcharts

    Polish: all flowcharts

    …This is COPE's flowcharts in Polish Other languages: Arabic | Chinese | Croatian | 
  • Flowcharts

    Spanish: All flowcharts

    …This is COPE's flowcharts in Spanish Other languages: Arabic | Chinese | Croatian | 
  • Flowcharts

    Turkish: all flowcharts

    …This is COPE's flowcharts in Turkish Other languages: Arabic | Chinese | Croatian | 
  • Guidelines

    Ethics toolkit for a successful editorial office

    …A COPE guide To help ensure the integrity of the scholarly record and the publication process, editorial offices should define and implement best practices in publication ethics. This COPE guide is a comprehensive toolkit that explains expected ethical practices in scholarly publishing, and highlights resources for editorial offices to develop their codes of ethical conduct and practic…
  • Guidelines

    Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

    The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) are scholarly organisatio…
  • Guidelines

    Journals’ Best Practices for ensuring consent for publishing medical case reports: guidance from COPE

    General principles around consent and consent forms for editors to use when developing forms for their journals' purposes.  Journals’ Best Practices for ensuring consent for publishing medical case reports: guidance from COPE
  • Guidelines

    Sharing of information among editors-in-chief regarding possible misconduct

    Sharing of information among editors-in-chief (EICs) regarding cases of suspected misconduct can play a significant role in preserving the integrity of the scientific record, allowing EICs of affected journals to conduct investigations with greater efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Guidelines

    Cooperation between research institutions and journals on research integrity cases

    Institutions and journals both have important duties relating to research and publication misconduct. Institutions are responsible for the conduct of their researchers and for encouraging a healthy research environment. Journals are responsible for the conduct of their editors, for safeguarding the research record, and for ensuring the reliability of everything they publish. It is therefore imp…
  • Guidelines

    A short guide to ethical editing for new editors

    This short guide aims to summarise the key principles, tasks and relationships of the journal editor role. Becoming an editor of a journal is an exciting but daunting task, especially if you are working alone without day to day contact with editorial colleagues. You may have encountered several different processes, systems and ways of working in your experiences with journals, as author, review…
  • Case
    On-going

    Where should journals escalate serious concerns about an institution or institutional review board?

    A publisher received a submission to one of their journals that raised ethical concerns. The concerns were related to potential harm or undue risk for participants who may be vulnerable. The publisher reviewed the ethics approval statement, and the authors had met the journal’s policy requirements by prospectively obtaining ethics approval from their institution before beginning the rese…
  • Discussion documents

    Diversity and inclusivity

    This COPE discussion document begins a process of addressing the wide range of themes, challenges and changes required to establish a more inclusive and diverse scholarly publishing community. COPE welcomes comments which add to the ongoing debate.

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