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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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    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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    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…
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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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    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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    All Flowcharts

    …office updated 2022 Systematic manipulation of the publication process, updated 2022 Peer review processes What to consider when asked to peer review
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    Systematic manipulation of the publication process

    …numerous submissions to one or more journals, unusual author email addresses, submissions by a third party; the content and presentation of manuscripts, such as a high level of similarity between manuscripts, suspicious data and figures, substantial revisions, including authorship changes, after editor acceptance; the peer review process, such as rapid review times, similarities in the…
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    Italian: all flowcharts

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

    …This is COPE's flowcharts in Japanese Other languages: Arabic | Chinese | Croatian | 
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    Persian: 14 flowcharts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    …This is COPE's flowcharts in French. Other languages: Arabic | Chinese | Croatian | 
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    Ghost, guest, or gift authorship in a submitted manuscript

    …href="https://publicationethics.org/files/ghost-authorship-submitted-manuscript-cope-flowchart.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=132811">Ghost, guest, or gift authorship in a submitted manuscript Key points Suspend peer review if suspicion is raised about authorship Related resources How to recognise potential authorship…
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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,…
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    Handling of post-publication critiques

    …received, journals often invite the original authors of the critiqued article to write a reply. The critique and response may be peer reviewed. Critiques are often challenging and there are considerations that a journal might face, which are described in the guidance. Journals should have a transparent policy for considering critiques. Critiques should be reasonable and not…

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