Promoting integrity in research publication

COPE is a forum for editors and publishers of peer reviewed journals to discuss all aspects of publication ethics. It also advises editors on how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. Read more about COPE...

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What are the benefits of COPE membership?


All the cases COPE has discussed since its inception in 1997 have been entered into a searchable database. This database now contains over 500 cases together with the advice given by COPE


COPE's eLearning course on publication ethics. Individual modules designed to give editors a deeper understanding about publication ethics and practical guidance about how to detect, prevent and handle misconduct.

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What would you ask, if you could Ask Me Anything? Might you ask “How do I join COPE Council”? Council members are, of course, elected by COPE membership. Over the last few months we have collected nominations and applications for eight open positions. Voting is open right now, and will remain open for another few days. So please, do cast your vote. And if you would like to stand for a position, watch out for our next round of nominations. There are many ways you might, as a Council member, contribute: in workshops, forums, and more.

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