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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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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This month’s Digest offers lots of information about COPE activities that might be of interest to you. The case of the month involves the ethical issues associated with image manipulation as a general practice. Image manipulation has been widely discussed at COPE over the years. There have been many cases submitted to COPE; the associated advice from the forum discussions can be found in the cases database. The eLearning module on falsification also contains guidance on image manipulation.

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