Publishing Ethics

GEUS Bulletin follows the principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing as described by the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE).    

As an open access journal, we believe that scientific findings should be fully documented, and data be made as open and available as possible. We believe that authors should always receive the appropriate credit for their work. And we endeavour to maintain trust in scientific findings among all end-users, including the public. Any suspected breach of publication ethics will be taken seriously and addressed according to the procedures outlined by COPE. Read more about GEUS Bulletin ethics policies in the following pages.


Authorship and Contribution

This section outlines the GEUS Bulletin policies of authorship and will help authors distinguish between contributions that warrant authorship or an acknowledgement.


Misconduct, Complaints and Appeals 

This section describes how to raise a complaint during the review stage or post publication.


Competing Interests

Here we describe the types of competing interests that should be disclosed by authors, editors and reviewers, and how and when to disclose them.


Data Sharing and Reproducibility

 This includes how authors may make data available upon publicaiton.


Ethical Oversight 

A statement on who has ethical oversight at GEUS Bulletin and how this is enacted.


Intellectual Property

This section describes policies for handling copyrighted material, plagiarism, self-plagiarism, text recycling, duplicate and redundant publication.


Post-Publication Discussions and Corrections

A statement on how GEUS Bulletin handles post publication discussions, corrections and retractions.


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