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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At the end of 2016, it’s hard not to conclude that the role of COPE and related organisations is as needed as ever. If there has been a theme over the year it has been that, even more than last year; everyone engaged in academic work needs to be involved in thinking about publication and research ethics, and to think about it in smarter ways than before.

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