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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A number of items highlighted in this month’s newsletter, including the case of the month, reinforce how global COPE’s reach is now. Despite such global reach the underlying issues of cases are often similar, and so even though an issue may present in a number of different ways, its handling doesn’t much differ.

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