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Navigate the complicated world of publishing ethics

The strength of a journal is often directly related to the strength of its ethics. One of your most challenging and rewarding jobs as editor is to be the guardian of your journal's ethics.


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.


Managing Complaints: Read our guidelines for managing complaints and handing misconduct issues.


Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


All Wiley journal editors are members of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for editors. COPE offers advice to editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. COPE also provides a forum for members to discuss individual cases. For more information contact your Wiley representative, or read our quick guide.


International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE)


ISMTE exists ‘to enhance the professionalism of scholarly journals' editorial office staff by providing networking and training infrastructure, establishing and providing resources for best practices, and studying, benchmarking and reporting on editorial office practices’. Visit their website for information on resources and training for editorial offices.