The flowcharts are designed to help editors follow COPE’s Core Practices and implement its advice when faced with cases of suspected misconduct and have been translated into a number of different languages. They can be downloaded individually (English only) or as a complete set.

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What to do if you suspect image manipulation in a published article

Journal Management/Publication Process

Systematic manipulation of the publication process

Ethical problems

What to do if you suspect an ethical problem

Peer review

What to do if you suspect a reviewer has appropriated an author’s idea or data