COPE provides leadership in thinking on publication ethics and practical resources to educate and support members, and offers a professional voice in current debates.
Our core practices
Core practices are the policies and practices journals and publishers need, to reach the highest standards in publication ethics. We include cases with advice, guidance for day-to-day practice, education modules and events on topical issues, to support journals and publishers fulfil their policies.
Our November Forum will follow the usual format where we have a discussion topic, followed by members' cases presented for discussion and advice from all those participating in the Forum. Our discussion topic for this November Forum will be Artificial Intelligence (AI) in decision making.
A summary of the updated COPE retraction guidelines; the reasons for retractions, motivation for retraction and who retracts; and a publisher's perspective. Presentations from Howard Browman, Thed van Leeuwen and Catriona Fennell #C0PE2019
News & opinion
Advice and guidance for editors, authors and research institutions: how to avoid authorship issues and steps to take when issues arise. Specific guidance where there seems to be consensus and asking for further comments from COPE members in some areas.