Revista de Administração de Empresas (RAE), published by the São Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP) at Fundação Getulio Vargas, was recently approved by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Created in 1997 by a small group of medical journal editors from the United Kingdom, COPE became a model for best practices and integrity in scientific publication. It currently has over 10,000 members worldwide across various academic areas, who must follow a code of conduct established for journal publishers.
As a member of COPE, the RAE editors will be able to rely on advice on aspects related to ethics in the publishing process and, in particular, how to deal with misconduct in research and publication. Although it does not investigate individual cases, COPE provides a forum for its members to discuss such cases, in addition to providing online training material on ethics in publication, authorship and plagiarism, and other related subjects. Other benefits include an audit tool for members to assess their own compliance with the code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editors, as well as the participation in annual outreach events promoted by the global committee.
This achievement underscores the high standard of accuracy and integrity in the scientific certification of articles submitted for publication in RAE, and the transparency throughout the entire process of communicating with its contributors.