The CSE Editorial Policy Committee acknowledges the work of the previous committees, which served as a basis for this paper. The Committee is indebted to the CSE Board and reviewers, whose support and timely input made this White Paper possible.

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Preferred Citation

Scott-Lichter D and the Editorial Policy Committee, Council of Science Editors. CSE’s White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, 2012 Update. 3rd Revised Edition. Wheat Ridge, CO: 2012.


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