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.
Journal Management/Publication Process
Systematic manipulation of the publication process
- Systematic_manipulation_of_the_publication_process.pdf [ PDF, 482KB (Version 1, November 2018)]
What to do if you suspect peer review manipulation
COPE's flowchart on what to do if you suspect peer review manipulation discovered either during or after the peer review process.
- What_To_Do_If_Suspect_Peer_Review_Manipulation.pdf [PDF, 280KB (Version 1, December 2018)]
How to spot potential manipulation of the peer review process
- Download flowchart: How to spot potential manipulation of the peer review process [PDF, 283KB (Version 1, September 2017)]
What to consider when asked to peer review a manuscript
- Download "What to consider when asked to peer review a manuscript" flowchart [PDF,155KB (Version 1, September 2017)]