We are pleased to announce that Plastic and Aesthetic Research (PAR) is now a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Please see details at: https://publicationethics.org/members/plastic-and-aesthetic-research.
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.
This marks important progress in the development of PAR. PAR will adhere to the COPE Code of Conduct and also follow the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors ensuring that our editors enforce a rigorous peer-review process with strict ethical policies.