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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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Written by COPE Council
Version 1 April 2011
How to cite this  
COPE Council. COPE Discussion Document: How should editors respond to plagiarism? April 2011. 

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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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Cite this as: COPE Council. COPE Discussion Document: Addressing ethics complaints from complainants who submit multiple issues. March 2015. https://doi.org/10.24318/qiW7mhWw
Version 1: March 2015
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