COPE Digest: Publication Ethics in Practice. May 2017 (Vol. 5, Issue 5) | Committee on Publication Ethics: COPE
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"It’s been a time of momentous and dizzying changes in academic publishing, driven by both technology and idealism. Notable changes include the increasing move to open access publishing, (my competing interest is that working in open access is my day job: COPE council members, trustees and officers are all unpaid volunteers); the rise of online commenting on sites such as PubMed Commons and PubPeer; recognition for reviews with Publons; the rapid rise of preprints; the increasing importance of post publication repositories such as PubMed Central; and the launch of many new models of journals across different disciplines, including by funders, such as the Wellcome Trust. Many of these changes are challenging what it even means to be published and they are expanding dramatically the number of people who participate in publishing."