The Council of Scientific Editors (CSE) yesterday (7 December 2006) published a guide to “”http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-12/cose-gtp120706.php">promoting integrity in scientific journals". This document aims to guide editors and publishers in benchmarking their journals’ policies and procedures, as well as to provide advice to scientists in their varied roles as authors, editors or peer-reviewers, in all aspects of the publication process. The comprehensive guide covers many aspects of the publication process, including workable ‘conflict of interest’ policies and reseach misconduct.
The full CSE guide can be seen here, at the organisation’s website.
The section of the guide specific to peer-review is here.