This page acts as a resource for publisher, journal or university statements and articles on issues related to political or geopolitical concerns. We bring together some of those statements here which may help other journals and publishers in discussions on their own policies.
COPE considers that editorial decisions should not be affected by nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, or religion of the authors.
COPE position statements
Authorship and politics (2017)
Publisher, journal or university policies and statements
Statement from Universities UK on suspension of a MoU sent to the President of the Russian Union of Rectors (RUR). Last updated on 7 April 2022
UKRI: UKRI’s response to the Russian government’s invasion of Ukraine, 27 March 2022
Research Square: Research Square Company's position on the crisis in Ukraine, 15 March 2022
Clarivate: Clarivate to cease all commercial activity in Russia, 12 March 2022
A BMJ editorial notes that it will continue to consider Russian-authored papers and to make their content and resources available both in the Ukraine and in Russia. 10 March 2022
European Commission suspends cooperation with Russia on research and innovation, 7 March 2022
ALPSP statement: ALPSP statement of Support for the Ukrainian People, 4 March 2022
STM statement: STM statement of support for the people of Ukraine
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13 April 2022