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  • Guidelines

    Editorial board participation

    These COPE Guidelines provide an overview of editorial board appointment and engagement, roles and responsibilities, and key details to consider during recruitment such as participation on multiple editorial boards. COPE Guidelines are formal COPE policy and are intended to advise editors and publishers on expected publication ethics practice.
  • Guidelines

    Guidelines for managing the relationships between society owned journals, their society, and publishers

    The journals of 'Learned Societies' and 'Professional Associations' are an important part of the scientific literature. Regardless of the publication arrangements and the number of journals affiliated with that society, the policies of and the relationships among the journals, any publisher and the society must be of the highest quality, ethically sound, and as transparent as possible. COPE Gui…
  • 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

    Text recycling guidelines for editors

    COPE Text Recycling Guidelines are intended to advise editors and publishers on expected practice when identifying sections of the same text appearing in more than one of an author's own publications.  Text recycling guidelines
  • Guidelines

    Guidance for Editors: research, audit and service evaluations

    Regulations regarding what type of study requires ethical approval vary worldwide. In some countries all studies require ethical approval but in others not. This may lead to submission to journals of manuscripts relating to such studies that do not satisfy the journal’s normal requirement for independent ethical approval, and rejection of the manuscript because of misunderstanding of local regu…
  • 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

    Guidelines for the Board of Directors of Learned Society Journals

    The journals of Learned Societies are an important part of the scientific literature. Their management should be of the highest quality and ethically sound. COPE Guidelines are formal COPE policy and are intended to advise editors and publishers on expected publication ethics practice.
  • Guidelines

    How to handle authorship disputes: a guide for new researchers

    Guidance for new researchers on good authorship practice, and advice on how to deal with authorship issues as they arise.  How to handle authorship disputes: a guide for new researchers
  • Guidelines

    Retraction guidelines

    …COPE's Retraction guidelines for advice and guidance for editors: when should a retraction be considered, what to include in a notice, how quickly to issue a retraction, who should issue a retraction, and what to do when there is inconclusive evidence of a retraction. COPE Guidelines are formal COPE policy and are intended to advise editors and publishers on expected publication et…
  • 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…
  • Guidelines

    Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers (English)

    Peer review guidelines provide basic principles and standards to which all peer reviewers should adhere during the peer review process in research publication. Peer reviewers play a central and critical part in the peer-review process, but too often come to the role without any guidance and unaware of their ethical obligations. These guidelines are intended to be applied across disciplines. COP…
  • Case

    Data availability for vulnerable populations

    This case is to be discussed at the next COPE Forum on 27 September 2022 A paper on a vulnerable population was published in a journal. The journal followed their usual procedures for processing papers on vulnerable populations, by requesting and reviewing further information on the ethics approval and consent p…
  • Case

    Duplicate articles due to DOI reassignment

    This case is to be discussed at the next COPE Forum on 27 September 2022 The editors of Journal C have found that 15 of their recent articles have been assigned slightly different DOIs in the Online First and the final issue versions. This arose from administrative problems with the publisher’s production proces…
  • Case

    Dealing with cases with culturally offensive content

    This case is to be discussed at the next COPE Forum on 27 September 2022 Society journal X and propriety journal Y have received complaints regarding historic papers published in their journals (generating a lot of anger on twitter). The papers outline a practise the society (who had a historic role in its devel…
  • Case

    Author accused of sexual harassment

    This case is to be discussed at the next COPE Forum on 27 September 2022 A reviewer for Journal X declined to review a paper as author Y has been the subject of a sexual harassment investigation. Author Y left the institute before the result of the investigation, thereby avoiding the outcome of the case. There i…
  • Case

    Unauthorised reviewer challenges

    This case is to be discussed at the next COPE Forum on 27 September 2022 A paper submitted to a journal with a single anonymous peer review policy was assigned to a prospective reviewer, who agreed to undertake the review. The reviewer then sent an email addressed to a number of different research group and inst…
  • Seminars and webinars

    Universiti Malaysia Seminar: Authorship

    Dr Trevor Lane, COPE Council member, was invited by the Faculty of Science and Natural Resources of the Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia, to give an online seminar on 1 July 2022 about authorship issues. Titled “Publication Ethics and Authorship Dispute”, the hour-long event was targeted at university researchers aiming to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals, as well as at resea…
  • Forum discussion topics

    Ethical aspects of conference proceedings

    September 2022 The COPE Forum will be held on Tuesday 27 September 2022 at 16:00-17:30pm (BST / UTC+1)

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