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COPE Council. COPE Discussion document: Artificial intelligence (AI) in decision making — English.
https://doi.org/10.24318/9kvAgrnJ
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Cite this as: COPE Council. COPE Discussion Document: Sharing of information among editors-in-chief regarding possible misconduct. February  2014. 

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Cite this as: COPE Council. COPE Discussion Document: Predatory Publishing. November 2019. https://doi.org/10.24318/cope.2019.3.6

Version 1: November 2019

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Written by COPE Council
Version 1 July 2019
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COPE Council. COPE Discussion Document: Citation Manipulation. July 2019. https://doi.org/10.24318/cope.2019.3.1

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Version 1 March 2018
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COPE Council. COPE Discussion Document: Preprints. March 2018. https://doi.org/10.24318/R4WByao2

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Written by COPE Council
Version 1  January 2013
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COPE Council. COPE Discussion Document. Responding to anonymous whistleblowers, January 2013 

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Version 1 March 2017
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COPE Council. Best practice in theses publishing. March 2017. Version 1. 2017 https://doi.org/10.24318/LQU1h9US

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Version 1 January 2016
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COPE Council. COPE Discussion Document: Handling competing interests. July 2016. https://doi.org/10.24318/ElTeSLhp

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Written by COPE Council
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How to cite this  COPE Council. COPE Discussion Document: Who 'owns' peer reviews? September 2017. https://doi.org/10.24318/rouP8ld4

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  • 19 October 2020

    Added link to Version 1: https://publicationethics.org/files/u7140/Who_Owns_Peer_Reviews_Discussion_Document_Web.pdf

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