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  • Research

    CrossCheck guidance: an analysis of typical cases of plagiarism in different disciplines 2010

    …disciplines when using CrossCheck. For authors, these lists can act as an instruction for authors on plagiarism, from which they can learn more about plagiarism and CrossCheck, and know how to avoid being accused of plagiarism. This research project was proposed by Professor Yuehong (Helen) Zhang and Dr Xiaoyan JIA, and will be conducted by them and their team (editors: Hanfeng Lin, Ziyang Zhai,…
  • Flowcharts

    Systematic manipulation of the publication process

    …such as numerous submissions to one or more journals, unusual author email addresses, submissions by a third party; the content and presentation of manuscripts, such as a high level of similarity between manuscripts, suspicious data and figures, substantial revisions, including authorship changes, after editor acceptance; the peer review process, such as rapid review times, similarities…
  • Forum discussion topics

    Bias in peer review

    …most closely with COPE Core Practice: Peer Review Processes, its impact is wider reaching. The explicit and implicit biases, or conscious and unconscious biases, of editors and peer reviewers could prejudice which manuscripts are reviewed or ultimately accepted for publication. As COPE member Cambridge University Press explains in their
  • News

    Letter from the COPE co-Chairs: December 2018

    …and technological forces shaping our world, in the form of a much abbreviated PEST analysis. It makes a point about change. We’ll use this as a start for this letter. Our political “P” can be Plan S from Coalition S. This coalition of now sixteen national, European, and international research funders plus the European Commission…
  • Discussion documents

    Diversity and inclusivity

    …and those with different gender identities. Research on the composition of editorial boards suggests bias against women, and geographic factors that favours authors from North America and Europe. Bias and unjustified prejudice in peer review or editorial decision making does not represent rigorous best practice in the pursuit of knowledge. Shared characteristics between author
  • FORUM DISCUSSION TOPIC: comments please

    …publishing ecosystem, not least because they train researchers to become the next generation of scholarly authors, peer reviewers, editors, and leaders of scholarly societies. COPE would now like to develop a discussion document on diversity and inclusion in research publishing that is relevant to all stakeholders, and this will be the discussion topic at the start of the next COPE Forum.
  • News

    Letter from the COPE Chair: January 2020

    …attention as it requires and deserves. Opinions clearly differ among Editors in Chief about if and what should be edited from reviewers’ comments before sending them to authors. This is a significant topic and we hope you join us and share your beliefs and ideas. Former COPE member, Helena Wang, recently published an update on the status of
  • Flowcharts

    Handling of post-publication critiques

    A journal receives a critique, or commentary, of an article previously published in the journal. The flowchart offers editors a step by step guide on how to handle this process. Handling of post publication critiques - COPE flowchart …
  • News

    What constitutes authorship? New COPE discussion document

    …1.538em;">This document aims to stimulate discussion around the most common authorship issues faced by COPE members and we welcome feedback from members (and non-members). We encourage journal editors and publishers…
  • Case

    Unethical research undertaken by a single handed GP

    …They then agreed to take calcium and ergocalciferol tablets for 2 weeks and to return for a further estimate of their cholesterol. The author observed that their cholesterol concentration decreased, and he observes that the reduction in cholesterol is similar to that published in large studies on the effects of statins. This is a scientifically meaningless paper, and there is no evidence that the GP got consent…
  • Event

    15th EASE General Assembly and Conference

    The next EASE Conference will be the 15th EASE General Assembly and Conference  to be held online from Wednesday to Friday, 23-25 June 2021 on the theme:  Promoting sustainability in scholarly publishing: the role of editors  The 
  • News

    Opinions on opinions

    …as professional editors and/or authors and academic editors representing numerous scholarly fields. As individuals, it is fair to say that, many of us hold strong beliefs about many ethical issues. Collectively and consciously, as the entity we call COPE Council, we are committed to bringing an extensive examination of all aspects of any particular ethical dilemma and following, as transparently as possible,…
  • News

    Letter from the COPE co-Chairs: May 2018

    …interests policies and procedures, the case of the month 'Editor as author of a paper', details of our Australia Seminar, new cases from our recent COPE Forum and more. Read May 2018 Digest: Conflicts of Interest …
  • News

    Diversity in Peer Review: Survey Results

    …Diversity Survey in Peer Review Week. Thank you to the 391 respondents who took part in the anonymous survey, most of whom were editors (66%) or publishers (19%). Here is a summary of the replies, including some that were written in by respondents in the “other” category: • 77% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that diversity and inclusion are important in peer review •
  • Event

    COPE European Seminar 2014

    …vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif;">The theme of this year's European seminar is “European perspectives on publication ethics”. Editors, publishers, authors and all those interested in publication ethics are welcome to attend. The full details are available
  • News

    COPE at Sense about Science workshop. Peer review: the nuts and bolts

    …href="">positive experience helping researchers improve their work (a sentiment borne out by Sense about Science’s own survey findings in 2009). Sabina Alam (Editorial Director of F1000 Platforms) shared her experience of peer review from the perspective of an author and also editor. She debunked a few myths that peer review…
  • News

    Letter from the COPE Chair: February 2021

    …href="" target="_blank">FORCE11 Research Data Publishing Ethics Working Group to address the need for guidelines and resources that support authors, data curators and editors in handling research data sharing. In this issue of Digest, Iratxe Puebla, co-leader of the FORCE11 Working Group, and Matt Hodgkinson, COPE Council representative, give some
  • News

    Letter from the COPE Chair: July 2021

    ….org/resources/discussion-documents/who-owns-peer-reviews-september-2017-0">Who ‘owns’ peer review? and reinforces the understanding that reviews should be the result of cooperative work between the editor and reviewer. New guidance on “Editorial board participation” will be published in August. As new journals continue to be introduced, demands on researchers to sit on editorial boards increases steadily. This guidance should help journals to better understand…
  • News

    Vacancies on COPE Council

    …our members across disciplines and regions, we would particularly welcome applications from those with a background in the arts, humanities, and social sciences and those with experience of professional membership organisations. At this time, we would also especially encourage applications from journal editors, as well as from outside the UK and US. In accordance with COPE’s constitution,…
  • News

    Letter from the COPE Chair: October 2019

    …our plan. This month the focus of our case study in Digest is on data and reproducibility. Our Council colleague, Trevor Lane, presents a case of the falsification of data by co-authors without the knowledge of the lead author and what issues arose as this case developed and the article…