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  • COPE Member

    Soziale Probleme

  • Seminars and webinars

    COPE webinar 2017: Standards in authorship

    …href="">Authorship discussion document How to handle authorship disputes: a guide for new researchers COPE flowcharts…
  • Case

    Falsified references

    …editors experienced similar problems and how does COPE recommend handling them?…
  • Case

    Dual submission

    …this one that have occurred over the past 12 months. Once again, this case was spotted by chance. The editor feels that there must be many more examples of duplicate publication that get through, especially when they go to different journals. How can editors prevent these cases, rather than trying to catch them in a net with many holes in it? Is the answer to take stronger action against those…
  • Case

    Problem with figures

    …has noticed a potential problem with one of the figures in your paper (see below) and I'd like to get your input before deciding how to respond. “I am writing with regard of manuscript XXX recently published in XXX. These studies raise significant expectations in XXX patients, because the proposed strategy achieved unanticipated therapeutic success in a preclinical model of XXX. I am…
  • Case

    Authorship dispute

    …could only account for the first two and therefore contacted the editors for clarification. On further investigation, it was discovered that the third manuscript had been rejected by the editors of Journal X, but was later tracked to Journal Y (who also used the same publisher). It was also noted that author B had already been removed. The publisher alerted the editors of Journal Y to the problem
  • COPE Member

    Inverse Problems

  • Case

    Authorship dispute

    Although the journal checks for plagiarism and authorship at the submission step, they have made their processes more robust to avoid future problems. The editor-in-chief sent several messages to the corresponding author and co-authors asking them to find agreement regarding authorship, based on the journal´s authorship guidelines. Unfortunately, no response has been received. The editorial…
  • Case

    Dispute over authorship and usage of research protocol

    …to find a resolution to the problem and agree how, or if, this paper should be published in a journal issue or whether it should be retracted outright. Dr Z has since written to Professor X saying that there was no agreed usage of the protocol or publication plan and that he was kept informed of the ongoing project. Dr Z reiterated an offer to change the list of authors including the removal…
  • Case

    Disputed authorship

    Last year, a paper was published with four named authors. The journal concerned then received a letter from another person claiming that they should also have been credited with authorship. That person (Dr M) had been the second author on an abstract with a similar title presented at a conference, on which the authors of the published paper were also named authors. The journal wrote…
  • Seminars and webinars

    WCRI 2019: Responsible authorship

    COPE was invited to speak on responsible authorship in this panel discussion. Charon Pierson gave a view from COPE with an analysis of 134 authorship cases that have been submitted to COPE, by members, for discussion and advice. The qualitative analysis of cases related to authorship and contributorship reflects several broad categories of intentional and unintentional behaviours…
  • News

    Standards in Authorship webinar summary

    …margin-right:3px; width:300px" />Kelly Cobey (Senior Clinical Research Associate, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada) explained why institutions care about authorship: authorship confers credit and highlights academic productivity. However, to avoid potential authorship disputes, institutions need internal authorship policies and training. The challenge for institutions is how best to provide…
  • Flowcharts

    How to recognise potential manipulation of the peer review process

    …resources Cómo reconocer la potencial manipulación del proceso de revisión por pares Peer review manipulation suspected during the peer…
  • Potential paper mills

    …reviewers and editors, who are usually not in a position to spot such problems. Typically, when concerns arise, we will contact the listed authors for an explanation, or contact the institution to request assistance with an investigation. However, the authors of these submissions often use non-institutional email addresses, which are difficult to verify. This then raises the concern that even when…