Need guidance on what to include in your journal policies on publication ethics?

To help ensure the integrity of the scholarly record and the publication process, editorial offices should define and implement best practices in publication ethics. This COPE guide is a comprehensive toolkit that explains expected ethical practices in scholarly publishing, and highlights resources for editorial offices to develop their codes of ethical conduct and practice.

You can also use this toolkit to prepare your application for COPE membership by identifying areas in need of development within your policies and processes to align with COPE’s Core Practices and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.