COPE has recently replaced its “Code of Conduct for Editors” with “Core Practices”.
The reasons COPE provide for these changes are stated on its website, as being that the guidelines were criticised for being overly specific in some areas and not specific enough in others.
It goes on to explain that the core practices have radically simplified the expectations of how all parties will act, and seeks to provide a framework which references the resources available on the COPE website.
Another recent change is the introduction of institutional membership which is being piloted with five institutions.
A discussion of these changes can be read on Scholarly Kitchen.
– Posted: Wednesday 13th December, 2017 –