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Discussion documents

When aspects of publication ethics are particularly fast-moving or controversial COPE cannot always provide detailed guidance. The COPE discussion documents aim to stimulate discussion rather than tell editors what to do. We hope that, by raising the issues, we can contribute to the debate within the scholarly publishing community and work towards agreement or definition of difficult problems.

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Author Developed by COPE Council
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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    Added link to Version 1: https://publicationethics.org/files/u7140/Who_Owns_Peer_Reviews_Discussion_Document_Web.pdf

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Written by COPE Council
Version 1 June 2014
Version 2 September 2019
How to cite this  COPE Council. COPE Discussion Document: Authorship. September 2019.  https://doi.org/10.24318/cope.2019.3.3

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  • 21 April 2020

    Removed 'discussion doc' heading

  • 20 September 2019

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