The year seems to be progressing so quickly. Here we are, it’s May already and my three-year term as Chair now begins. It is truly an honor to follow in the footsteps of, the now Past Chair, Deborah Poff, and to lead COPE forward toward its next stage. Deborah has been a wonderful mentor and guide.
Each month, COPE Council members find and share publication ethics news. This month the news includes articles on peer review, preprints, open access, and more.
This paper published in the Indian Journal of Gastroenterology and aimed at educating postgraduate scientists provides a useful summary of publication ethics including the responsibilities of authorship.
This is the last monthly edition of Digest. From April, Digest will be bimonthly. A new publication, for members only, will be published in alternate months, providing more in-depth exploration of resources, discussions and events that are relevant for our membership. Look out for the first issue of our new format next month. As always, we welcome your feedback on this new information sharing and your ideas of what you would like to see.
COPE was asked by the publisher Wiley, a member of COPE, to review the process Wiley followed in reviewing the issues raised by the publication and removal of an essay in the journal Angewandte Chemie, particularly relating to diversity, equity, and inclusivity.