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Ethical oversight

Ethical oversight should include, but is not limited to, policies on consent to publication, publication on vulnerable populations, ethical conduct of research using animals, ethical conduct of research using human subjects, handling confidential data and ethical business/marketing practices

Our core practices

Core practices are the policies and practices journals and publishers need, to reach the highest standards in publication ethics. We include cases with advice, guidance for day-to-day practice, education modules and events on topical issues, to support journals and publishers fulfil their policies.

Guest article: Inclusion in Scholarly Practice

Guest article

Written by Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and William & Mary


WCRI 2019: Transparency 2025 panel

Transparency 2025: A panel discussion on new ideas to promote transparency in research*


In the news: May Digest

Intellectual property

In a discussion paper posted on SSRN, Diana Simon, a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona, explores whether it is fair or helpful to try to generalise attitudes toward plagiarism across cultures?

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In the news: January 2019 Digest

Journal management

There has been much discussion of Plan S over the last month, especially since cOAlition S released their implementation guidance on 27th November 


In the news: November 2018 Digest

Post publication discussion and corrections

About this resource

Written by COPE / DOAJ / OASPA / WAME

This Portuguese version Published 19 September 2018

Version 3 (in English) Published January 2018

Version 2 Published 22 June 2015

Version 1 Published 10 January 2014;
How to cite this:
COPE Council, OASPA, DOAJ, and WAME. Princípios de Transparência e Boas Práticas em Publicações Acadêmicas. September 2018
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  • 22 November 2019

    Re-allocated to new 'Translated Resources' category

  • 19 September 2018

    Removed 'version' from front end button.

  • 19 September 2018

    Removed sticky at top of lists

  • 19 September 2018

    Created this Portuguese version cloned from the Spanish version