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    International standards for editors and authors

    During the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010, COPE helped develop two position statements setting out international standards for responsible research publication for editors and authors. They have been published as part of the conference proceedings under a Creative Commons licence* (details of the proceedings are available from the publisher, 
  • International standards for editors and authors

    During the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010, COPE helped develop two position statements setting out international standards for responsible research publication for editors and authors. They have been published as part of the conference proceedings under a Creative Commons licence* (details of the proceedings are available from the publisher,
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    Global standards for authors and editors tackle thorny issues such as research bias and misleading publicity

    During the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010, COPE helped develop two position statements setting out international standards for responsible research publication for editors and authors. They have been published as part of the conference proceedings under a Creative Commons licence* (details of the proceedings are available from the publisher,
  • Case

    Editor as author of a paper

    …was directly accepted by the editor-in-chief. During proof corrections, no one noticed that the subject editor was listed as an author and also as the communicating editor (it is standard practice on the journal to name the subject editor on the published paper—ie, "Communicated by ..."). Thus the article was published online before the authors became aware of the problem and contacted the editor
  • Case

    Editor as author in own journal

    This journal specialises in one form of treatment. It is the only Medline listed journal that is widely accessed in Europe by people who use this form of treatment. No international journals provide a suitable alternative. In the USA, the one journal most similar to this is much less specialised and hardly ever accessed in Europe.  The journal editor is a leading researcher in this form…
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    Editor and reviewers requiring authors to cite their own work

    A staff member in our editorial office noticed a decision letter where a handling editor instructed an author to cite an article published by the handling editor. The staff member wondered if this had happened before and reviewed recent decision letters by that editor. This revealed a concerning pattern of behaviour—the handling editor’s decision letters (including reviewers’ comments) asked…
  • Case

    Author displays bullying behaviour towards handling editor

    A handling editor rejected a paper without review, after consulting with a senior editor. The corresponding author sent an appeal about 2 weeks later where he requested that the paper be given a second chance and be sent for peer review. He added that, in case of a new decision to reject without review, the editor should provide a detailed response to a number of questions and comments raised…
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    Author dispute over internal report

    …of this journal article had been lifted directly from the internal report written by author A. This misdemeanour was reported to the journal editor by author A, who works at a different institution to authors B, C and D (author B is a junior researcher). When authors B, C and D were alerted to this problem, it transpires that they misunderstood copyright and thought that, as the meeting report “belonged”…
  • Case

    Ethical standards in animal research

    An author received a manuscript describing the biological behaviour of an infectious agent in an animal model. The manuscript contained new information, but the experimental procedure involved interventions that would not be permitted by UK Home Office regulations. What should the editor do?…
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    Author non-disclosure by editor in chief

    …journals, authored solely by the editor in chief. The person who wrote the letter of complaint has insisted that his anonymity be protected from the editor in chief. This is because he had previously been, in his view, the victim of a harassment suit (which subsequently failed) by the organisation mentioned in the editorial for interfering in their businesses. This letter made two allegations: (i)…
  • News

    Editor to Editor support for Journal Management

    …is published in Nurse Author & Editor and is freely available online. It generated 67 editorials (and counting) which are listed on the INANE website.   Supporting editorial best practices. Our annual…
  • Case

    Is it a breach of confidentiality to send letters to the editor to criticised authors for comment?

    (presented by Liz Wager on behalf of an author)(NB: COPE doesn’t normally discuss cases from non-members but as this raised some interesting general points, we thought it would be interesting to hear Forum’s views) According to the COPE guidelines, editors should “ensure the quality of published material… publish cogent criticisms from readers… [and]…
  • Case

    A patient was given an experimental course of complementary medicine when a standard treatment was available

    …the standard treatment was easily available. The authors reported that the patient had given informed consent, but did not provide any detail. No mention was made of ethics committee approval for the experimental treatment. The editors in particular questioned the acceptability of: 1. prescribing a new therapy, without evidence of its efficacy, for an infectious treatable condition; 2. prescribing…
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    Who ensures the integrity of the editor?

    An editor came across a letter from the editor-in-chief of his journal to a reviewer that asserted he had recommended the acceptance of a manuscript. He had in fact recommended the opposite, both verbally and in writing. The paper in question was a guideline on the therapeutic choices for a relatively common medical condition. The authors had claimed their conclusions and therapeutic…
  • News

    Standards in Authorship webinar summary

    …Initiatives, F1000 and Co-Chair of Project CRediT [Contributor Roles Taxonomy]) highlighted the fact that the use of authorship position on a paper to imply the role played in the research is now recognised as outdated (and frankly bizarre). Many journals are facilitating transparency by requiring authors to specify authorship contributions in the article. CRediT is a CASRAI (Consortia Advancing Standards

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