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Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

All Wiley journal editors are members of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). COPE provides advice to editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. It also provides a forum for its members to discuss individual cases. COPE does not investigate individual cases but encourages editors to ensure that cases are investigated by the appropriate authorities (usually a research institution or employer).


As the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, you will be set up as the Manager of your Journal Group with COPE. You can then invite up to 50 people to become a ‘user’ associated with your journal. Users have their own login details and can access members-only content. Users can access content but they don't have editing rights, only Managers have this. Please take care to ensure users no longer associated with the journal are removed from the journal group.


COPE also provide a Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines. Editors are encouraged to view the Code of Conduct.


Find more information on the Committee on Publication Ethics on their website.