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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English: all flowcharts

Complete set: Translations

Arabic: all flowcharts

Chinese: all flowcharts

Croatian: all flowcharts

French: all flowcharts

Italian: all flowcharts

Japanese: all flowcharts

Persian: 14 flowcharts

Polish: all flowcharts

Spanish: All flowcharts

Turkish: all flowcharts


Suspected fabricated data in a submitted manuscript

Suspected fabricated data in a published manuscript

Peer review

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