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.
COPE Members: if you have an ethical issue you're grappling with, submit your case to the next Forum. Between our quarterly Forum meetings there is the opportunity to obtain confidential advice from COPE Council. Registration for the 9 December Forum is now open.
Guidance & discussion
Watch the webinar recording with guest speakers discussing the opportunities of using AI to improve the quality of the publication process as well as the complex processes involved, and ethical concerns as they relate to editorial decision making in publishing. Available to COPE Members only.