We officially announce that Vessel Plus is now a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Please see the details at:https://publicationethics.org/members/vessel-plus
COPE, a registered charity, established in 1997 in the United Kingdom, has over 7,000 members worldwide from all academic fields. COPE provides advice to editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.
Vessel Plus will adhere to the COPE Code of Conduct (https://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct ) and also follow the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines) ensuring that our editors enforce a rigorous peer-review process with strict ethical policies.