Tag Archives: COPE

Data and reproducibility: The role of research institutions

(7 February 2018) To achieve greater transparency, replicability, and trust in scientific findings, research authors are increasingly expected to enhance textual reporting by providing associated data and materials. This growing expectation has focused attention towards the appropriate handling of research data. Of particular note are the topics highlighted on COPE’s website on Core Practice in […]


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Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, version 3

The 3rd version of the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing is published today (15 January 2018) The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) are scholarly organizations that have seen an […]


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New Chinese COPE resources

(7 March 2017) COPE has published new Chinese translations of COPE resources. Guidelines: Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers Discussion document: What constitutes authorship? Flowcharts: Complete set of flowcharts Other Chinese COPE material Code of Conduct Code of Conduct for journal editors Code of Conduct for publishers


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Retractions from Springer and BioMed Central journals

(1 November 2016, London) Springer and BioMed Central are retracting 58 articles published across seven journals this week, after a thorough investigation which revealed evidence of plagiarism, peer review and authorship manipulation, suggestive of attempts to subvert the peer review and publication system to inappropriately obtain or allocate authorship. After receiving allegations of plagiarism confined […]


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Retraction of articles from Springer journals

(18 August 2015, London, Heidelberg)  Springer confirms that 64 articles are being retracted from 10 Springer subscription journals, after editorial checks spotted fake email addresses, and subsequent internal investigations uncovered fabricated peer review reports. After a thorough investigation we have strong reason to believe that the peer review process on these 64 articles was compromised. […]


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Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing: revised and updated

(22 June 2015) In early 2014, COPE, together with Directory of Open Access Journals  (DOAJ), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), published a minimum set of criteria for journals and publishers to be assessed against when they apply for membership at one of our organisations. The Principles of […]


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