Earlier this week, COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics) announced an update of the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. These principles are central to the INANE initiative to promote best editorial standards in nursing journals and inform readers of nursing journals about the emergence of predatory publishers. The principles also inform the vetting process that we use when we receive a request for inclusion in the Nursing Journals Directory.
The Principles were first posted on the COPE website in January, 2014, and this second version was just posted on June 22, 2015. These principles are intended to guide and strengthen the practices of all scholarly publishing. Consistent with the spirit and the process used by COPE and other organizations, for our Journals Directory we use our vetting criteria to first work with editors and publishers to address any concerns that have been raised.
Thank you to all the Editors who have published editorial addressing these issues! You can see the growing list of these editorials here.