Friday, December 19, 2008

N - COPE redesigns website

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) has a redesigned website and a new URL—http://publicationethics.org. It has also prepared guidelines for boards of directors of learned journals (http://publicationethics.org/guidelines). Journals should update any link to COPE's website in their instructions. COPE welcomes comments on the guidelines and the new website. The committee is concerned with the integrity of peer reviewed publications in science, and has more than 5200 members from all continents, mostly editors. COPE will appoint a full time director after a 10-fold increase in membership this year. The publishers Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, Taylor & Francis, and the BMJ Group have signed up all their journals as members.
Thanks to Liz Wager.

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