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Publishing ethics and policies

The Society is committed to promoting the highest ethical publication practices across all our journals. Allegations of misconduct will be investigated fully, as outlined on the relevant pages below, and as per the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. Complaints against a journal, its staff, editorial board or publisher should be directed to the editorial office (contact details are provided on each journal homepage) or alternatively publishing@royalsociety.org.

Find information about our policies in specific areas:

The Society supports open access publishing and promotion of free content as part of our commitment to the widest possible dissemination of research outputs.