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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What do you do when you make a mistake in your research? The Times Higher Education journalist Holly Else is writing a piece on exactly that, and is polling right now. So please do make time to answer Holly’s four questions about what you do when you make honest mistakes in your research. It’s completely anonymous. In other news, this month’s digest shares two seminar reports

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