September 2018

News / Principles of Transparency translations: Spanish and Portuguese

The Principles of Transparency have now been translated into Spanish (Latin American) and Portuguese:

Principles of Transparency: Latin American Spanish

News / COPE member survey: Diversity in Peer Review

News / In the news: September 2018 Digest

Peer review processes

Is there a problem around diversity and inclusion in peer review?
#PeerReviewWeek18
https://twitter.com/PeerRevWeek/status/1031911897149394944

Gender and international diversity improves equity in peer review
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/08/29/400515

News / COPE Education Subcommittee focus: Peer Review

Not surprisingly, COPE has substantial resources available regarding peer review and peer review processes are one of our 10 core practices. Peer review comes in many shapes and forms, and the process varies widely among different publications. The fundamental principle of transparency is critical given this variety. COPE asserts that the peer review process must be “transparently described and well managed”.

News / Peer Review Week 2018: new and revised COPE resources

Peer Review Week 2018 offered us an opportunity to consider this year’s theme of Diversity in multiple ways and to reflect on what gaps in our resources might exist. Here is a list of what we reviewed, completed, and revised related to peer review.

News / New: Spanish resources

COPE Resources: Spanish

Spanish translations of COPE resources: flowcharts, ethical guidelines for peer reviewers, How to Spot Manipulation of the Peer Review Process, What to Consider when asked to Peer Review a Manuscript, What Constitutes Authorship? discussion document and our Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

News / COPE endorses EASE SAGER guidelines

COPE endorses the Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) guidelines developed by the European Association of Science Editors (EASE). 

News / Letter from the COPE co-Chairs: September 2018

#PeerReviewWeek18

Peer Review Week 2018, is here! And the question PRW is asking us all is “What does diversity mean to you?”

News / COPE at Wiley research seminar, Japan

Trevor Lane, COPE Council Member, gave an invited plenary talk titled “Research Publication Ethics - Best Practices for all Stakeholders” at the