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.
We are looking for new COPE Council members as some of our current volunteers step down at the end of their term. We particularly welcome applications from China, the Middle East and Latin America, and from those with a background in the arts and humanities, but all applications from our general membership will be considered. "Inspiring, busy and exciting years. It has been a truly unique experience and I am happy to have done my bit." Iria del Río 2016-2019
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
With the advancement of AI and the introduction of data-driven solutions to many processes throughout the publication process, questions surrounding the relevant ethics arise as to if, when, and how AI could/should be used. Join the discussion
News & opinion
NEW! COPE Retraction Guidelines updated. Advice and guidance for editors: when should a retraction be considered, what to include in a notice, how quickly to issue a retraction, who should issue a retraction, and what to do when there is inconclusive evidence of a retraction. #Retractions #PublicationEthics
Out now! #C0PEDigest focuses on ethical oversight with a case discussion on the ethics of non-active management of a control group. New advice and guidance for editors on retracting articles is now available and we're asking members to consider joining COPE Council. Plus the monthly roundup of news and events. #EthicalOversight