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 highlights a number of interesting activities, including the upcoming EASE conference in Strasbourg, France, and the North American Conference in association with ISMTE in Philadelphia, PA, USA. The case of the month identifies an issue we are hearing about frequently: disclosure and transparency issues in authorship. It also reflects the complexity of all cases submitted to COPE and the ongoing need for our resources throughout the world.

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