The journals of ‘Learned Societies’ and ‘Professional Associations’ are an important part of the scientific literature. Regardless of the publication arrangements (i.e., self-published by the society, published under contract with a professional publishing house, or some combination of both) and the number of journals affiliated with that society, the policies of and the relationships among the journals, any publisher and the society – both staff and volunteer leaders – must be of the highest quality, ethically sound, and as transparent as possible.
Written by COPE Council Version 1 October 2018 How to cite this COPE Council. Guidelines for Managing the Relationships Between Society-owned Journals, their Society, and Publishers. Version 1 October 2018
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