COPE's first discussion document on plagiarism published

When aspects of publication ethics are particularly fast-moving or controversial COPE cannot always provide detailed guidance. Consequently, in a new venture for COPE, we are intending to publish a series of discussion documents with the aim to stimulate discussion rather than tell editors what to do. We hope that, by raising the issues, we can contribute to the debate within the academic publishing community and work towards agreement or definition of difficult problems.  The first discussion document asks ‘How should editors respond to plagiarism?’  More information and details can be seen here: http://www.publicationethics.org/resources/discussion-documents