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Publishing Ethics Resource Kit for editors

The Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK) is an online resource to support journal editors in handling publishing ethics allegations.

Useful links

Decision trees

General guidelines for handling allegations:

Form letters

A. To author

A1. To author regarding a published article

A2. To author regarding suspected plagiarism in a submitted article

A3. To all contactable authors regarding an article retraction

A4.  To all contactable authors regarding image integrity issues

B. To complainant re: author

C. To institution

D. To other journal (double publication)

E. To funding agency

F. To reviewer

G. To complainant re: reviewer

H. To reviewer's institution