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Peer Review General and Ethical Guidelines

The fundamentals of ethical reviewing

Take advantage of the industry's most comprehensive publishing ethics guidelines.


We believe that ethical publishing leads to a better science community, where everyone is valued and everyone is responsible for the work they do. Wiley's Best Practice Guidelines on Publishing Ethics: A Publisher's Perspective, Second Edition, is widely acknowledged as the industry's most comprehensive publishing ethics guidance.


Read the Wiley Guidelines on editorial standards and processes, including peer review.


COPE guidelines for peer reviewers


Wiley provides membership of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as an option for our journal editors. COPE serves more than 8,500 members around the world with practical tools, e-learning, seminars, and much more. COPE has developed Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers, to which Editors and their editorial boards can refer for guidance. Read the COPE guidelines on their webpage, Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.


Additional Resources

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