New Discussion Document: Addressing ethics complaints from complainants who submit multiple issues

A new discussion document from COPE on "Addressing ethics complaints from complainants who submit multiple issues" has now been published and can be read here: http://publicationethics.org/files/Addressing_ethics_complaints_from_complainants_who_submit_multiple_issues_%20Discussion_Document_Web_Version.pdf. This guidance has been drafted following discussion at the COPE Forum (4th December 2013, http://tinyurl.com/kc94jzk), in view of the complexities inherent in investigation of complaints from anonymous “whistle blowers” and, specifically, in response to requests from our members. COPE welcomes feedback on this document and we encourage journal editors and publishers to comment (whether or not they are COPE members).

A companion discussion document "How to respond to anonymous whistle blowers" can be read here: http://publicationethics.org/files/whistle%20blowers.pdf.