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Letter from the COPE Chair: November 2021

Hello one and all. It has been another busy couple of months for COPE. As we approach the end of the year, we are not only reviewing what we have achieved during 2021, but are also looking forward to our activities for the new year. 

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In the news: October-November 2021

Each month, COPE Council members find and share publication ethics news. This month the news includes articles on authorship and contributorship, data and reproducibility, peer review, and diversity, equity and inclusion. 

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Peer review resources

The theme of Peer Review Week 2021 is “Identity in peer review”and will no doubt provide lots of opportunities to learn and share, as well as important food for thought about this fundamental aspect of scholarly publishing. COPE has lots of peer review resources to help you develop good peer review practices for your journal; to recognise when the peer review process may be going awry; as well as providing reviewers with guidance on good review practices.

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Letter from the COPE Chair: September 2021

Welcome everyone. Happy September. This is a very busy month with lots of activities going on, so without further ado I will jump right in.

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Editing peer reviews new guidance

Concerns about varying approaches to editing a submitted peer review were discussed in the COPE Education Committee in 2019 and we decided to address this issue. The Committee members were most concerned about the ethical implications of an editor choosing to completely withhold a submitted review if it didn’t conform to her or his own opinion. 

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Peer review diversity: survey

The theme of this year’s Peer Review Week is on ‘Exploring the multifaceted role of identity in peer review’.

To support this, COPE is reproducing its survey of 2018 on diversity and inclusion in peer review to compare whether attitudes, policies or practices have altered over the past three years.   

The survey is anonymous and open to members and non-members.

Take the survey

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In the news: September 2021

Each month, COPE Council members find and share publication ethics news. This month the news includes articles on diversity, equity and inclusion, peer review, and predatory publishing. 

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Diversifying editorial boards

Alongside publication of our new guidance on editorial board participation, we wanted to share some thoughts on diversifying editorial boards. At COPE, we are mindful of the importance of improving diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in scholarly publishing and we have begun working on resources on the topic, including a forthcoming discussion document. 

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In the news: August 2021

Each month, COPE Council members find and share publication ethics news. This month the news includes articles on allegations of misconduct, authorship, ethical oversight and more. 

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In the news: July 2021

Each month, COPE Council members find and share publication ethics news. This month the news includes articles on artificial intelligence, open science, research culture, peer review, and more. 

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