COPE brings together all those involved in scholarly research and its publication to strengthen the network of support, education and debate in publication ethics
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.
The Principles of Transparency has been updated to align with today's scholarly publishing landscape. These guiding principles are intended as a foundation to help existing and new journals reach the best possible standards in scholarly publishing.
Flowcharts and infographics offer a step by step process for editors and publishers to use when handling suspected manipulation before and after publication, with recommended actions.
COPE Members: join us at the COPE Forum during which we aim to identify, and then discuss the ethical problems that are particular to conference proceedings. Whether or not you can attend the Forum, we welcome comments from members and non-members.