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COPE's guidance, as a flowchart, on what to do for removal of an author after publication.
Ask why the author wishes to be removed from list – refer to journal guidelines orthe authorship declaration which should state that all authors meet the appropriate criteria. Ask if author suspects fraud or misconduct.
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COPE Council. COPE Flowcharts and infographics — Changes in authorship. Removal of author — after publication — English.https://doi.org/10.24318/cope.2019.2.11
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