The editorial board will be guided by COPE’s Guidelines for Retracting Articles when considering retracting,
issuing expressions of concern about, and issuing corrections pertaining to articles that have been
published in the Studies in the history of biology.
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research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained
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impact or influence on editorial decisions.
The editor should seek to ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process. Editors should recuse
themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead
to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting
from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors,
companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to
disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after
publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.
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