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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Cases

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

eLearning

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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The latest issue of COPE Digest: Publication Ethics in Practice is now available with the usual collection of retractions and concerns about plagiarism, as well as news items on avoiding predatory journals and identifying legitimate open access journals.

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