COPE – COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS

COPE Code of Conduct

General duties and responsibilities of Editors

Editors should be responsible for everything published in their journals. They should:

  • Strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.
  • Constantly improve the journal.
  • Ensure the quality of the material they publish.
  • Champion freedom of expression.
  • Maintain the integrity of the academic record.
  • Preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards.
  • Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.