COPE – COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS

General duties and responsibilities of Editors

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

1. strive to meet the needs of readers and authors

2. constantly improve the journal

3. ensure the quality of the material they publish

4. champion freedom of expression

5. maintain the integrity of the academic record

6. preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards

7. always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed